Shalane earned a Bachelor’s of Music in Jazz Vocal Performance from Cornish College of the Arts in May of 2010. At the age of six she discovered her voice and has continued to focus her life around this passion. Shalane grew up in Bend, OR singing in several groups and was often chosen as a soloist for many events, starting at a young age. She sang in junior high and high school jazz and concert choirs; and was a member of the touring Youth Choir of Central Oregon for six years. Her private vocal training ranged from show tunes to classical and jazz technique. Winning many talent shows over the years and the classical voice district competition for the alto division sent her to State Competition, as a freshman in high school. Shalane and her band played at the Deschutes County Fair for five consecutive summers. She was regularly chosen to sing the national anthem for many sports games, as well as for a crowd of 3,000 at her class graduation. Winning the High Desert Idol Competition in Oregon sent her to audition for American Idol in’06. At Cornish Shalane was a member of Jazz, Blues, Latin and vocal acapella ensembles, a musical theatre and songwriting class. Jay Thomas’ Big Band was featured accompanying her at her senior recital.
She is confident and experienced on stage, singing and teaching a range of styles. In teaching, Shalane focuses on developing students vocal ability, strength, musical ear, improving technique and most of all, helping them gain confidence.