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Masterclass Lady Video Blog Update



Just letting y’all know that I am enjoying the American Idol Season 10 ride. This voice blog will inform you of an important change to the Vocal Masterclass Evaluations. It is a temporary but necessary alteration to the normal schedule.

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About Masterclass Lady

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

15 Responses to “Masterclass Lady Video Blog Update”

  1. Oh! We’ll miss you, Rosanne/MCL! I look forward so much to your reviews.

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  2. Rosanne – I am so happy that you’ll be off enjoying a long vacation. That’s really wonderful.

    Like Jessica, I look forward to reading your reviews upon your return. In the meantime, I hope to continue more lively discussions with everyone here.

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  3. Thank you so much Jessica and Sue. I will miss regular interaction with all of you as well. I really do look forward to writing these VM articles, so I hope to sneak in a mini- review here and there during my March vacation. :)

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  4. I can’t seem to access the video–it’s telling me it’s private!–but I gather you are off on a vacation, so have a wonderful time!

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  5. That’s strange Rachel. Will check it out tomorrow and fix it. Thanks for letting me know. Hope all is well.

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  6. Why is my video so jumpy? (sigh) Have to fix it later. Sorry everyone.

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  7. Rosanne,

    Have a wonderful time off. You deserve it! I’m looking forward to hearing from you in April.
    God Bless you!!

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  8. Thank you Anita. You are so sweet. I do need the break but look forward sharing Vocal Masterclass articles with you in April and May. :)

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  9. I love the video blog…you are so cutting edge girl! Have a blast in the sunshine state…its gorgeous there now!

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  10. Georgia!! You are so adorable. Shhhhh nobody was supposed to know where I was going. Haha looking forward to hanging with family and friends in Florida.

    Will do more videos – just for you – when I return. Lol

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  11. Have a wonderful vacation!!! I hope you’ll be far away from all of the college kids on spring break!

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  12. Louise – I will certainly try. I love kids of all ages so it’s all good! :) thank you!

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  13. Rosanne,

    I hope you have a wonderful vacation and come back invigorated. I look forward to your knowledgeable reviews when you’re ready to continue them. Be safe.

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  14. Thanks so much Gene! :)

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  15. Love the video blogs! :) I hope you’re having an awesome time vacationing right now. <3 Here's to lots of fun and spending time with loved ones! :D

    I will miss your VM articles (I like being the first comment, as you know! =P), but hopefully, I can help you out a bit (if you know what I mean)! ;)

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