Mark Watters

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Mark Watters
Born (1955-05-25) May 25, 1955 (age 62)
Irving, Texas
Genres Film scores
Occupation(s) Composer, Conductor, Music director
Instruments Saxophone
Associated acts Trisha Yearwood, Barry Manilow

Mark Watters is a six-time Emmy Award winning American composer of music for film and television. He currently lives in Chatsworth with his wife Vanessa.[1]


Watters is a six-time Emmy Award winning composer, conductor and arranger. He was born in Irving, Texas and majored in Saxophone at the University of Southern California where he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. Mark served as the music director of the Centennial Olympics in 1996, and the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002. Watters has served as guest conductor for ensembles such as The Los Angeles Philharmonic, The London Symphony, The Detroit Symphony, The Dallas Symphony and The Atlanta Symphony. In 2009, he co-conducted a nationwide tour of "Star Wars In Concert" with Dirk Brosse. In August 2012, he will conduct the Japanese tour featuring the The Tokyo Symphony.

He is a former president of The Society of Composers and Lyricists The SCL and a former member of the ATAS Board of Governors.






  • Babes In Toyland - California Music Theater / Orange County Center for the Performing Arts
  • 101 Dalmatians (stage musical) - The Arvada Center, Denver, Colorado
  • An Adventure of Robinson Crusoe (stage musical) - The Arvada Center, Denver, Colorado
  • The Raft of the Medusa - The Incline Theater Group, Santa Monica, California
  • Snitch - The Fountain Theater, Hollywood, California
  • Hamlet - Globe Playhouse, West Hollywood, California

Recordings, miscellaneous[edit]

  • "Thinking About You" by Trisha Yearwood
  • Seville Film Music Festival
  • "Because It's Christmas" by Barry Manilow - Arista Records

Awards and nominations[edit]




  1. ^ "Air Edel | Composers | MARK WATTERS". Archived from the original on 5 May 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 

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