Josiah Leming: The Media Comes A-Knocking.

Josiah Leming Well it appears that the Josiah Leming lovefest is gaining steam, as this exceptionally talented Top 50 competitor from American Idol Season Seven has landed a television performance spot on the Ellen Degeneres Show on Tuesday February 19th, 2008.   I am ensuring that my DVR is ready to go and so should you because this young man will, in time, be an unstoppable force in the music industry.

Additionally, I have received word from Jim Fraenkel, the Executive Producer of MTV.COM that a special documentary on Josiah will be featured on the MTV.COM website Tuesday morning (February 19th) at 10:00 A.M.   A link to the webcast will be available in the coming hours, as the entire staff have been working round the clock to capture the essence of this young man.  A production team traveled to Morristown Tennessee on Friday to film Josiah in his hometown environment, speaking with family members and, of course, focusing on his talent.

However, what he does need is immediate mentoring and artistic grooming skills in order to better prepare him for the difficult process of gaining fame within the music industry.  A grounding force in a musician`s life is a prime means of life support. No one should have to swim these rocky musical waters alone and rocky it is and shall be. 

Right now, he is riding on the crest of the American Idol wave of popularity, but this too shall come to an end.  He needs people that will stick with him in the long haul, as his vagrant lifestyle at such a young age is real cause for worry.

In the meantime, let`s celebrate the emergence of a promising young artist, for whether or not he is your favorite, you cannot deny his prodigious talent. Thanks to YouTube.Com, you can gather a sneak preview of his past performances. Better yet, click on over to Josiah`s MySpace.Com’ site, where you can hear and see Josiah sing and view his numerous blog entries.


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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

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