François A Ouimet holds a master’s degree in conducting from the Université de Montréal. He studied with Andrée Dagenais, Nicole Paiement and Christopher Jackson, and has served as guest lecturer at various Quebec universities. Aside from Tactus, he also conducts the Voix Ferrées, an ensemble dedicated to an eclectic repertoire. He works with children of all ages and has appeared as guest conductor at various provincial events. He sings professionally for other projects, notably with Karen Young and teaches music history at the Thomas More Institute in Montréal. Ouimet also plays guitar and arranges pop and jazz music.