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Mark Watters

Composer – Olympic Games Music Director (1996 & 2002) TV: Aladdin Film: Time Travel Mater, The Long Shot

Composer – Olympic Games Music Director (1996 & 2002) TV: Aladdin Film: Time Travel Mater, The Long Shot

 Mark Watters is a six time Emmy Award winning composer and conductor whose diverse 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 numerous television movies, DVD’s and 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, Winnie the Pooh and NBC’s A Very Muppet Christmas. He served as music director and featured composer for two Olympics. First, was in 1996 for the Centennial Games in Atlanta and again in 2002 for the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. For the ’96 games, Mark composed the Emmy nominated song, "Faster, Higher, Stronger." Performed by opera legend Jessye Norman and featuring lyrics by Grammy-nominated lyricist, Lorraine Feather, the song was the triumphant finale to the Opening Ceremonies. His most recent credits include scoring Pixar’s Time Travel Mater and serving as music director for Disney’s highly acclaimed TV series, Have A Laugh, a three-year project to restore and re-record 60 classic Disney shorts from the 30’s and 40’s. He recently completed his third tour conducting “Star Wars In Concert” in Japan with the Tokyo Philharmonic and currently composing an original score for a recently discovered and restored 1927 Oswald the Rabbit animated short for Disney. Mark will conduct the premier of the score live with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra on June 8th at Royce Hall. He is a former president of the Society of Composers and Lyricists and has served three terms as Music Governor on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

My Moderator Sessions

Friday, April 19

11:45am PDT