After receiving a music composition degree from McGill University, Marc Ouellette underwent further training with Hermann Max in Switzerland, and in Italy at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana – with Ennio Morricone – where 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, Ouellette has won a SOCAN Award, and was nominated for Gemini and ADISQ Awards in 2005 and 2008, respectively. He was an assistant composer for Paul Baillargeon on the Deep Space Nine and Voyager Star Trek series. Ouellette has since written music for several independent circuses, 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, and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, among many others. Ouellette has orchestrated an oratorio for three choirs and symphony orchestra. He has served as a board member of 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.