Fannie Gaudette holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours, Music) from Bishop’s University (2001) and a Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance from Université Laval (2004). Her teachers have included Mark Widner, Richard Raymond and Arturo Nieto-Dorantes. She has performed in festivals and master classes with Frank Lévy, Jean Saulnier, Jamie Parker, the Alcan String Quartet, Jean Marchand, and Michel Fournier. Fannie Gaudette has been teaching courses in the Department of Music at Bishop’s University since 2004. After being accompanist of the Bishop’s University Singers for 15 years, she took over the direction of the ensemble in 2014, her first task being to prepare the choir for a performance of Handel’s Messiah with the Orchestre Symphonique de Sherbrooke. Over the years she developed a passion for arranging and has produces many arrangements for choir including “Petite Suite Québecoise” which was commissioned by Canadian Parents for French and performed by over 400 children from all around the province. She worked as co-musical director for numerous Bishop’s Musical productions with her colleagues Jamie Crooks, George Rideout, Cory Bowles and Michael Kennard. As a chamber player, Fannie Gaudette performed with sopranos Gail Desmarais, Stephanie Percey, Christine Cadoux, Michèle Gagné, Melinda Enns, violinist Geneviève Beaudry and cellist Anne-Marie Leblanc. Since 2007, Fannie Gaudette also directs the music program at Champlain Regional College. She is the proud mother of Grégoire and Jérémie who are already looking forward to joining the BU Singers!