Erwin Scheltjens (born 21 September 1976) obtained a Master’s degree in clarinet, chamber music and orchestral conducting at LUCA School of Arts in Leuven. He conducted musical productions as ‘Doornroosje’, ‘Sneeuwwitje’ en ‘Kuifje’. From 2013 until 2019 he fulfilled the function of headmaster, taught the clarinet and conducted the Symphonic Orchestra Academia at the Music Academy of Lier (SAMWD Lier). Since September 2019 Erwin Scheltjens fulfils the function of Quality Assurance and Advocacy Deputy and teaches orchestral conducting at the Academy of Lier.
Since 2003 Erwin Scheltjens conducts the Wind Orchestra of the University of Leuven. Together with Erwin Scheltjens the orchestra became provincial champion in superior division, performed concerts with renowned soloists as Jan Smets (solo trombone Muntschouwburg) and Jef Neve (jazz pianist). Other highlights were the first Vlamo Open Wind Orchestra Championship, the Italian competition Flicorno d’Oro en the European Music Festival for Young People, where the orchestra received the first prize Summa Cum Laude.