Marque Smith studied classical piano through The Royal Conservatory of Music and jazz piano at Humber College. He was the accompanist of The Nathaniel Dett Chorale from 2000-2004 and was the music director of The Caribbean Chorale of Toronto as well as The DAREARTS Choir. Marque has taught music at Royal St. George’s College and also has performed at events honouring such world leaders as Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Theatre engagements include Evita with Etobicoke Musical Productions, The Secret Garden with The York Weston Players, Cinderella and Bye, Bye Birdie with No Strings Theatre and The Wedding Singer at Saunders Secondary School as rehearsal and show pianist.
Marque is also a very experienced choral musician who has been a member of The Nathaniel Dett Chorale, The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, The Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir, The Canadian Children’s Opera Chorus and The Karen Schuessler Singers. He can found on the Marquis Classics recordings Listen to the Lambs: The Music of R. Nathaniel Dett and An Indigo Christmas…Live with The Nathaniel Dett Chorale. He can also be found on the recordings Live Off The Floor with Elizabeth Paddon, Don’t Rain On My Parade with Cindy Ashton and Love with Angus Sinclair.
Since moving to London, Ontario in 2007, Marque has music directed Nine and White Christmas with Musical Theatre Productions, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with Saunders Secondary School, The Producers with Pacheco Theatre, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, My Son Pinocchio, School House Rock, Assassins, Honk and I’m Sorry The Bridge Is Out, You’ll Have To Spend The Night, Xanadu and Robin Hood’s Merry Outdoor Adventures with Original Kids Theatre Company, Rocky Horror Show with Simply Theatre, Seussical with Catholic Central High School and countless others.
Marque was also the Recipient of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Governor General for dedicated service to his peers, his community and to Canada.