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Happy Belated New Year One and All


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Happy New Year everyone. It’s time to get this show on the road here at MasterclassLady.Com.

I hope everyone had a blessed and joyous holiday season.

My thoughts, however, never stay far from the families who were tragically affected by the Newtown murders. We must remember to keep these family members in our thoughts and prayers.

This tragedy was one of the most heartbreaking incidents I have ever experienced and one can only hope and pray that something positive and good emerges from this devastation in the months and years ahead.

Love is a powerful force and our continued love and support toward these families and, indeed, each other, will help make the world a better and safer place in which to live.

I look forward to sharing ideas and thoughts with you in 2013. I will be updating the MCL site very frequently now but, in the meantime, please drop by and give a “hey” via the comments section below.

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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

9 Responses to “Happy Belated New Year One and All”

  1. So, did you get my small article? Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 23:51:58 +0000 To: wadeje@live.com

  2. Happy New Years to all. I can’t wait for Idol.

    MCL be sure to share that information on Deandre.

  3. Aubrey – I will. Definitely.

    James – I did receive it but it seems too late to add it now. It was also very short, I thought. I was looking for something a little longer. Maybe once American Idol begins, I can sneak it in as a retrospective or something. Thanks for sending it though. I appreciate it.

  4. Happy New Year Rosanne, hope it is a great one for you and everyone else! – Shari Bales

  5. Wishing you all the best this year! May it be a year of happiness, peace, and GOOD health!

  6. Shari – Happy New Year !! I see things are rolling along nicely for you. I have been crazy busy and have been meaning to write you. I am so happy that your career is taking off!!

  7. Happy New Year, KariAnn. May this year and the years to follow bring you all of life’s blessings. And, definitely, GOOD HEALTH!

  8. MCL and fellow posters…Heyyyyyyy! ( Why do I feel like Fonzi? lol) Wishing all a very belated Happy New Year, too!

  9. Heyyyy Janey/ Fonzi!! Haha. Happy New Year to you as well.

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