François Ouimet is a very active Montreal-based musician and conductor. After a Bachelor’s in jazz guitar, he completed a Masters in Choral Conducting at Université de Montréal. He then went on to teach and conduct at Université de Sherbrooke, Université de Montréal, and has been teaching and conducting the choirs at McGill’s Schulich School of music since 2009. He also teaches at Vincent-d’Indy Music School, where he conducts multiple choral ensembles. He is Chorusmaster for the Orchestre Métropolitain, conducted by Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin, since 2010. He has prepared this chorus for such works as Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Wagner’s Lohengrin. This last production won an Opus award. A versatile conductor, he is equally at ease in Renaissance, contemporary choral works, Jazz and Gospel. He has worked with many of the best Québec pop and jazz artists, providing singers and choral arrangements for many of them. He is musical director of les Voix Ferrées and a sought-after clinician, who has been invited in various parts of Canada to give workshops and conduct. Since 2007, he has been co-director at Cammac music camp.