Shane attributes his love of music to his mother, who was both his piano and music theory teacher. In middle and high school, he nurtured his love for choral and instrumental music simultaneously by singing with the madrigals while serving as drum major of the marching band. Seeing a brighter future for himself in vocal music, he pursued operatic singing at Utah State University where he met his wife Kacee, now an award-winning soprano and sought-after teacher. At age 18, Shane conducted and music-directed the premier of his one-act opera: The Wolf and the Seven Kids, which he composed on commission from the School of Music.
After completing a Bachelor's of Music in Vocal Performance, and subsequently serving an LDS mission in Italy, Shane earned a Master's Degree from the University of Utah in Music Composition. Feeling a great desire to actively participate in orchestral music, he spent the next two years with the Utah Philharmonic Orchestra serving as bass clarinetist, artistic director, and associate conductor. Shane is now very pleased be with the West Jordan Symphony and is grateful to associate with its members. He considers himself an active clarinetist, composer, voice teacher, schoolteacher, conductor, husband, and father.