Music and Choir Director, St. Pius X
Praised for his captivating performances, visionary musical leadership, and engaging personality, American conductor
is rapidly establishing himself as a highly sought-after conductor in North America and abroad. Now entering his tenth season as Music Director for the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, he has also conducted the Pleven Philharmonic (Bulgaria), Orchestra Cantelli (Italy), Orchestre des Sources (Canada), Shreveport Symphony, Shreveport Opera, Shreveport Chorale, Texarkana Regional Chorale, Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Northwest Louisiana, St. Pius X Choir & Orchestra, Sacred Heart Choir, the University of Missouri Philharmonic, Contemporary Chamber Players, and University Singers, the Columbia Youth Orchestra, and the Show-Me Opera Studio – a sum of experiences which speaks to the versatility and adaptability of his conducting style. He made his Carnegie Hall conducting debut in 2010. He has collaborated with world-renowned performers such as Zuill Bailey, Jimmy Brière, Tony DeSare, Sharon Isbin, Jean-François Normand, Jane Redding, Elena Urioste, Bradley Welch, and many more.
Marc-André is married to soprano Candace Taylor with whom he collaborates as composer, pianist and conductor. They have recently worked on an album featuring one of their new compositions,
. He has won the 2001 MTNA National Composition Competition, and holds a Master's Degree in Orchestra Conducting from the University of Missouri-Columbia. In addition to his conducting engagements, Marc-André teaches at Texarkana College.
His involvement in the advancement of music in the areas of the conducting profession, choral music, religious music, and college education is reflected through his work with organizations dedicated to these disciplines. He is a board member for the Conductors’ Guild and the Texas Two-Year College Choral Directors Association, member of the Liturgical Commission of the Diocese of Tyler, and member of the Music Field of Study Advisory Committee for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. He is also on the Arts in Education Artist Roster for the state of Arkansas.
In his spare time, Marc-André enjoys cooking, travelling, and spending time with his wife and daughter, Miriam Taylor Bougie. For more information about Marc-André, please visit