Shane Mickelsen

Shane Mickelsen is an active composer, arranger, conductor, and teacher. His compositional style has its roots in his love of the classics from Bach to Brahms, whose rich harmonies he fuses with New Age styles to create emotive modern orchestral music.


He holds a bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance from Utah State and a Master's of Music degree in Music Composition from the University of Utah. Shane also spent some time as a Ph.D. student in Music Composition at the University of Utah before deciding to focus more time into a career of writing commercial music.


In addition to these popular styles, Shane continues to write for classical music circles as a 21st-century composer touching on Free Style Atonality, Serialism, Atonal Impressionism, and Electro-Acoustic Compositions.His arrangements and compositions have been performed internationally and at the White House for the President of the United States. 

Shane's composing career began when his mother began training him in music theory at age 12. It took flight when at age 17 he was commissioned by the School of Music at Utah State University to compose an opera for its Opera Theatre Program. Shane then composed, rehearsed, music directed, and conducted the premier performances of "The Wolf and the Seven Kids" to great local acclaim.

Shane is currently busy writing orchestrations, arrangements, transcriptions, and original music for various artists including The Piano Guys, Paul Cardall, and other private clientele. He serves as Music Director of the Lyceum Concert Orchestra at American Heritage School in American Fork , Utah, and happily works as private voice, piano, and composition teacher.

Shane Mickelsen



Mickelsen Music Services, LLC


Music Production/Recording/Composing/Arranging/Transcription/Engraving/Lessons (piano/classical vocal/composition) High-profile clients listed below

Currently operate a private studio of 32 students operating on a 3-semesters-per-year basis (Fall, Spring, Summer)


  • 2019 Orchestral Commission: “Lead Kindly Light” commissioned by Lyceum Philharmonic Orchestra

  • 2019 Album: “Sweet Baby, Sleep” - Composer, Arranger Orchestrator, Conductor, Mixer; artist: Kacee Mickelsen

  • 2018 Orchestral Score for “READY - A Youth Celebration” for the rededication of the Jordan River Temple Composed, Orchestrated, Conducted, Mixed, Produced Orchestral Score

  • 2017 Album: Classical Hymns by Shane Mickelsen, produced by Paul Cardall  

  • 2016 Album: A New Creation: Paul Cardall; Orchestrator, Arranger, Conductor  

  • 2017 Album: Lead Me Home: Camille Nelson; String Arranger, Conductor  

  • 2017 Album: Spring of Fire: 92 Keys; co-writer

  • 2018 Album: The Worth of Souls: Paul Cardall; String Arranger, Conductor  

  • 2017 Album: Look Back Keep Going: Josh Waldron; String Arranger, Conductor  

  • 2018 Single: Megan’s Lullaby: Garth Smith; Arranger, Orchestrator, Conductor

  • 2018 EP: Abide With Me: Benjamin Tyrrel; Arranger, Orchestrator, Producer, Conductor

American Heritage School (American Fork)

    Music Director - Lyceum Concert Orchestra 2018 - present

Witness Music

    Music Director - 2019 - Present

Assistant Music Director - 2018 - 2019

Rehearsal Pianist - 2017 - 2018

West Jordan Symphony

Music Director - November 2015 - August 2018

Pit orchestra director for Seussical the Musical - February 2016

Messiah Sing-in director 2015/2016/2017

Side-by-side Concert with Flautist Jeannine Goeckeritz - March 2018

The Piano Guys

Aural Music Transcriber - Piano, Bagpipes, Percussion, etc. - 2015-2018

Co-arranger for intermediate book of piano solos COVERS - 2015

Cottonwood Heights Symphony

Guest Conductor/Clarinetist (summer 2015)

Utah Philharmonic Orchestra

Associate Conductor - 2015

Interim Artistic Director - 2014 - 2015

Strategic Task Force Committee Member - 2014 - 2015

Bass Clarinetist - 2014 - 2015

Music Teacher – American Heritage of South Jordan - 2013 - 2016

Choir Director - 2013 - 2016

Band Director - 2013 - 2016

Orchestra Director - 2013 - 2016

Latin Teacher - 2013 - 2016

Fine Arts Dept. Chair - 2014 - 2016

USU Chamber Singers 2007-2010

Album, Show Me Thy Ways – 2010 - baritone

Performance at Yale University – 2009 - baritone

USU Opera Productions

Director/Conductor, The Wolf and the Seven Kids - 2010

Melchior, Amahl and the Night Visitors - 2007

Chorus, Luisa Fernanda -2008

Chorus, Martha - 2008

Chorus, La Rondine - 2009

Vicar, Scenes from Albert Herring – 2010

Pinellino, Gianni Schicchi - 2010

RHS Symphonic Band/Marching Band/Orchestra/Madrigals/A Cappella Choir

Drum Major/Clarinetist/ACDA Men's Honor Choir 2006

Riverton Children’s Choir Member 2000-2003

Voyager Travel/LDS.Travel/

Former Co-Owner

Tour Organizer/Logistics Manager Tour Guide (Italy - 6 tours in 3 years) Fluent Italian Speaker




University of Utah

Master of Music – Music Composition

Partially completed Ph.D. in Music Composition

Utah State University

Bachelor of Music – Vocal Performance

Private Theory/Composition/Orchestration Study

Christine Mickelsen 2003 - 2007

Sergio Bernal - 2009

Mark Emile - 2009

Steve Roens - 2012-2013

Miguel Chuaqui - 2012-2014

Merrill Jenson - 2015

Morris Rosenzweig - 2016

Private Conducting Study

Kayson Brown - 2019

Denisse Vallecillos 2016 - 2017

Voice Study

Gary Sorenson 2004-2007, 2014-2016

Cindy Dewey 2007-2010

Private Violin Study (supplemental/pedagogical)

Denisse Vallecillos - 2016

Savanna Seaman - 2014


Multiple Billboard Rankings for work done on many albums including Billboard #1

University of Utah - Composition Scholarship $400 cash- 2014

University of Utah - String Quartet Composition Competition Winner - 2014

USU – Outstanding Contribution to Opera Award – 2010

USU – Robbins Award Nominee – 2010

USU – Full-Tuition Vocal Scholarship Recipient

USU – Opera Quartet Scholarship Recipient

1st-Place NATS Winner – 2006/2nd-place NATS Winner – 2007

3rd-Place State Fair Classical Music Competition – 2006 & 2007

Eagle Scout Award Recipient

AP Music Theory Test score 5/5


Electronic/commercial music

Logic Pro X - Music Recording/Mixing/Editing Software

Dorico Pro - Music Notation Software

Finale v25 - Music Notation Software

Skilled Pianist/Accompanist

Music Arranger/Composer/Producer

Orchestral/Choral Conducting

Orchestral/Choral Rehearsing

Voice science/pedagogy

Italian/Latin/English language teacher

Woodwind Instruments (Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Saxophone etc.) LDS Mission - Rome, Italy

Music Recording Gear

ML-1 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone - Cardioid Pick-Up Pattern (2)

ML-2 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone - Cardioid Pick-Up Pattern (2)

MXL CR89 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone - Cardioid Pick-Up Pattern (2)

AKG P420 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone - Cardioid, Figure 8, Omni Pick-Up Patterns

GA FC3 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone - Cardioid, Figure 8, Omni Pick-Up Patterns

Clarett 8 Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface

Steinway B Grand Piano/Wm. Knabe & Co. Upright Piano