Mark 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 conducted the Japanese tour featuring the The Tokyo Symphony. He is a former president of The Society of Composers and Lyricists and a former member of the ATAS Board of Governors.