Dr Steven Capaldo has distinguished himself as one of the most respected music educators, wind conductors and conductor educators in Australia, earning academic and musical recognition internationally.

Recently appointed the Wind Symphony Conductor and Conducting & Music Education professor at the University of Victoria (Canada), Dr Capaldo has held positions in Music Education at the University of Wollongong, was a member of the Conducting Faculty at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music as Conductor of the Sydney University Wind Orchestra, the Conductor of the UNSW Wind Symphony, and was formerly a Music Education & Conducting professor at the University of Victoria.

Completing degrees in conducting and music education in Australia and the United States Dr Capaldo has extensive experience as a conductor, music educator, adjudicator and clinician at local, regional, state/provincial and national levels. In 2017, Dr Capaldo was the Chair of the Australian Jury Panel for the Eurovision Song Contest.