Marc Ouellette

Board of Directors

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Marc Ouellette

After receiving a music composition degree from McGill University, Marc underwent further training with Hermann Max in Switzerland and in Italy at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana with Ennio Morricone, from which he received an original film music award in 1995. 
 
Dividing his time between composing, producing and conducting in both the classical and pop music fields, Marc is a former winner of a SOCAN composition award, and was nominated for Gemini and ADISQ awards in 2005 and 2008. His first television music exposure came as a result of his work as an assistant composer for Paul Baillargeon on the Deep Space Nine and Voyager episodes of the Star Trek series. Marc has since written music for several independent circus numbers, about 100 children’s television programs and a dozen films, including Yves Simoneau’s Napoléon series. As an arranger, producer and conductor, he has contributed to concerts and recordings featuring such diverse artists and groups as Isabelle Boulay, Pierre Lapointe, Roch Voisine, The Tea Party, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and many others. 
 
Marc is now completing a score for a multidisciplinary show for Sea World San Antonio (Texas) as well as the orchestration of his oratorio for three choirs and symphony orchestra. Marc was a board member of the Society for Reproduction Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers in Canada (SODRAC) from 2000 to 2006, and was its president in 2006. He was also a board member of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) and has been a board member, since 2000, of the Société professionnelle des auteurs et compositeurs du Québec (SPACQ), including two years as president from 2002 to 2004. As a representative from SODRAC, Marc has been working for the past two years on the creation of the Music Service Bureau (MSB), an organization established jointly by Canada’s three music rights organizations.