|Country||United States of America|
|Occupation||Arranger, Composer, Conductor, Performer|
|Categories||Classical, Soundtrack/Film Music|
Mark Watters is a six time Emmy Award winning composer, conductor and arranger whose numerous credits include those in film, television, video games, live theater, theme parks and the concert stage. Most recently, he completed a nation-wide tour conducting “Star Wars In Concert” hosted by C3PO’s Anthony Daniels. He also completed original video game scores for Toy Story 3 and Ben 10: Alien Force. Other composing credits include Doug's First Movie, Kronk’s New Groove, Mickey’s Twice Upon A Christmas, The Return Of Jafar and Aladdin and the King of Thieves for Disney, The Pebble And The Penguin and All Dogs Go To Heaven 2 for MGM as well as over 300 episodes of various television series including The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Tiny Toon Adventures, The New Pink Panther, All Dogs Go To Heaven, 101 Dalmatians and NBC’s A Very Muppet Christmas. In 1996, Mark served as Music Director for the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta for which he received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Musical Direction and an Emmy nomination for the song "Faster, Higher, Stronger," performed by opera legend Jessye Norman and co-written with lyricist Lorraine Feather. He returned to the Olympic podium again as Music Director for the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games where he had the honor of working with the acclaimed Utah Symphony and the Grammy Award winning Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Again, he was awarded the Emmy Award for Outstanding Musical Direction.