Marc Ouellette holds a music composition degree from McGill University and underwent further training with Ennio Morricone in Italy. Dividing his time between composing, producing and conducting in many musical genres, he has been nominated for and won different distinctions such as the SOCAN, Gemini and ADISQ awards.
Marc’s career picked up when he collaborated to the famous television series Star Trek; Deep Space Nine and Star Trek; Voyager in the 1990’s. Over the past twenty-five years, he has written original music for a variety of projects ranging from movies (Deadly Isolation; 2005, When We Were Boys; 2013, Amber Alert; 2016), children television series (Mystery Hunters; 2002-2009), entertainment and circus-oriented shows (Azul at SeaWorld of San Antonio; 2009-2018) to multimedia presentations (summer and winter sound and light shows on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill; 2010 to date). As producer, arranger and conductor, he has contributed to numerous concerts and recordings featuring such diverse artists and groups as Isabelle Boulay (Mieux qu’ici-bas; 2000), Pierre Lapointe (La forêt des mal-aimés; 2007), Roch Voisine (Duophonique; 2013), The Tea Party (tours across Canada; 2002 and Australia; 2017) and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.
Marc has been advocating for music rights holders since 1998 and has served as member and president of each of the boards of the Professional Composers and Authors Society of Quebec (SPACQ), the Society for Reproduction Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers in Canada (SODRAC) and the SOCAN Foundation. Since 2018, he presides and chairs the SOCAN board of directors. In addition, Marc lectures at l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) at the D.E.S.S. film music program and trains film and media composers at l’Institut national de l’image et du son (INIS).