Rejean Marois

Rejean Marois
Region: British Columbia
Rejean Marois

Profile Type: Artistic Director

Biography:

Just recently retired, Réjean Marois taught at Capilano University for the Jazz Studies Program for thirty years. He conducted two vocal ensembles and taught improvisation and instrumental and vocal arranging in the Program.
Furthermore, Réjean has been involved for the last 20 years as arranger and conductor for the Cap Jazz Series concerts featuring renowned jazz and world music artists from around the world. In May 2012, he has received an «Award for Empowering Learning» from Capilano University.
His recent composition: « Wind 5tet #1 » is selected for a performance in June 2018 by the Ad Mare Wind Quintet. « Kinesis » for flute, violin and piano was selected for the finals of the International Composition Competition “Shostakovich 2017”. « Chanson Ubuesque » for alto and chamber ensemble has been selected by Vancouver Pro Musica’s Sonic Boom 2017 Festival and was premiered on March 19, 2017. « na-lim’s prism » for violin and piano was premiered on July 29 in Milna, Island of Braç, Croatia as part of the Upbeat 2016 Masterclass in Composition. « Sospeso » for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin and cello has been selected for performance by Great Noise Ensemble at the 2017 West Fork New Music Festival. It was premiered on September 25, 2016 by the ensemble TEMPO at California State University, Northridge (Los Angeles).

Born in Thetford-Mines, Québec, Réjean Marois moved to British Columbia in 1988. Before, he worked in Québec as a composer, arranger, trombonist, publisher, educator and performed all across North America and Europe.

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