Bex Gaunt is an award-winning performer, composer, and conductor. As the fiddle player for
a GRAMMY® Award-winning Folk band, Bex has toured the United States, Canada, and Ireland and has performed with countless ensembles, including the Minnesota Orchestra.
For many years, Bex has performed with VocalEssence in Minneapolis, (called “one of the
irreplaceable music ensembles of our time” by Dana Gioia, past chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts) and shared a stage with Josh Groban and Andrea Bocelli as a member of their choruses. (You can ask Bex about her experience meeting Josh Groban and she will giddily share photos and an embarrassing story.)
Most of all, Bex loves to inspire and direct choirs of all ages: She has directed the Edina Singing Seniors, the Saint Helena School Choir, St. Catherine University Chapel choir and has served as a guest conductor and clinician at conferences and special events. In her free time, she arranges, composes, and performs her own music, and also finds time to play with her cats, Hot Coffee and Clementine, along with her 5-pound dog, Picnic.
- An article about Bex from a couple years ago:
- A post shared recently of one of Bex’s new songs that aired alongside an address by Pope Francis at the 2021 LA Religious Education Congress:
- A song that Bex is most proud of (I wrote it for my “little” sister, Judy)
[At the time I wrote the song, Judy didn’t know her own name and she was distraught about her worthiness of love and acceptance. Singing to her and with her was a one of the only things that calmed her during that time. It took time, but she made an incredible full recovery from her debilitating illness and her beautiful harmonies can be heard on this recording.]