Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Glee Premiere


I will admit that I am new to this whole “Glee” Phenomenon

However, I hope to stay current with this Season 2 presentation. 

The concept is such a  tremendous one and I hope that it will encourage music educators everywhere to accelerate further interest in choral music.

 Hopefully, choirs will grow and flourish throughout North America, all thanks to one, ingenious show! So, let the Glee season begin.

Oh and please support and vote for Memphis finalist, Mikah Meyer

Go to: MikahMeyer.Com for a link, or for a direct link go here.  Deadline is April 19th, so vote as often as you can – there is no limit!

 Your comments are most welcome.

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Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

8 Responses to “Vocal Masterclass Discussion For Glee Premiere”

  1. What a great episode of Glee! I loved the theme of HELLO-O and the performances were all strong. There was so much thrown into the plot tonight, that newcomers may become overwhelmed. If you plan on watching the next 8 weeks, please try to get to the video store and rent the DVD episodes. It will add to the enjoyment in the future weeks.

    Madonna is very particular on whom she allows to sing her songs. I know she’s turned down Idol a few times. Needless to say, I am shocked she opened up to allowing Glee to do her songs. How awesome can it get? I have a feeling her daughter loves the show. :smile:

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  2. Kariann – I didn’t see the whole show, but I loved what I saw. I am just not a huge fan of storyline shows, so I become distracted. I just want to hear the vocals. However, I possibly need time to immerse myself into the storyline. Thanks for commenting.

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  3. MCL, this is one quirky little show. It kind of reminds me of Pushing Daisies a few years back. In ways, it is a night time soap opera. You can listen to just the music from a variety of sources. The songs are available on iTunes, too.

    I would love for you to watch the previous show which was the competition at sectionals. Lea sings Don’t Rain on My Parade, and it ranks only second to Barbra Streisand. I think you would love it!

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  4. I love the music and singing in Glee and that’s why I watch. If not for that, the story would be too silly for my taste. They try too hard to be edgy, and some of the dialogue is annoying to me. I love the group numbers, though, and the themes for each week.

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  5. I, too, enjoy watching the show for the musical numbers. I thought this week’s episode was fantastic, as they connected the singing and acting together quite nicely.

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  6. Tim Stack wrote for EW.com:

    Next week’s Madonna episode, in particular, is a showstopper. Tonight [Tuesday] also marks the first appearance of guest stars Idina Menzel (Wicked) and Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening) as Vocal Adrenaline’s coach and star singer, respectively. Menzel and Groff are just the first of a slew of guest stars highlighting this next run of episodes. Here’s who else to look out for:

    Kristin Chenoweth returns as April Rhodes, the boozy former glee club member, and tackles three major musical numbers including a duet of Bruce Springsteen’s “Fire” with Will.

    Olivia Newton-John playing a version of herself who tracks down Sue Sylvester and records a new version of “Physical” with the Cheerios Head coach; Newton-John will also reappear as a regionals judge in the finale.

    Neil Patrick Harris pops up in May as Will’s old classmate (and glee club member) Bryan Ryan, who attempts to cut funding to the club and duets with Will on a phenomenal version of Aerosmith’s “Dream On.”

    Molly Shannon as McKinley’s badminton coach, Brenda Castle, who develops a prickly, combative relationship with Sue.

    Josh Groban, returning as the hilarious version of himself seen last fall, will join Newton-John and Sue as one of the celebrity judges for regionals in the season finale.

    Sounds like a fun season to me!

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  7. Wow, Josh Groban! I’m a huge fan of that guy. :D I’m not really into this Glee thing (I’m not really buying into the storyline of the show) but there are some songs that definitely stood out for me, like Defying Gravity and Endless Love.

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  8. I haven’t seen this week’s episode yet, but I love the singing in this music video! :D

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