Frank Gnandt has been a part of the music world for many years as a professional music, vocal and keyboard instructor, and choral director. In the choral realm he has conducted groups in both traditional choral and jazz styles. His groups have been apart of a myriad of choral festivals and conferences performing for such prestigious venues as the Vatican, Carnegie Hall, and the Sapporro Concert Hall. His choral groups have toured across North America and to Europe and Japan with the focus of sharing the joy of excellent choral music.
He has been the recipient of the Excellence In Teaching Award from the Alberta Government and the Mathieson Trophy for Most Outstanding High School Choral Group in Canada. His groups have been requested as guest performers for such events as the Canadian Rocky Mountain Music Festival, MusicFest Canada, Association of Canadian Choral Conductors, and the International Association of Jazz Educators.
Frank is past Director of the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute and Chinook High School Chamber and Jazz Choirs. He is presently director of Caritas Chamber Choir and continues instruction in classical and jazz voice and piano in his private studio. He has been frequently requested as choral evaluator and workshop facilitator. He is the past Chairman of the Choral Division of MusicFest Canada, and a past member of the Alberta Choral Federation.