Recent News And Updates

Hey everyone:

I have been experiencing a busy couple of weeks here and will be taking a break from MasterclassLady.Com. over the next few days. I need time to replenish my tired mind and body and, also, to enjoy the company of my beautiful granddaughter, Kyra.

I appreciate the links and commentary that many of you have contributed to my site and please continue to do so in this post. I will try to comment as much as possible, but, if you don’t hear from me for a bit, it is only temporary -rest assured!

Also, I had the opportunity to hear Canadian country sensation and Canadian Idol runner-up from Season 5, 18-year old, Jaydee Bixby, in concert in Cobalt Ontario.

He is truly a magnificent talent, possessing a superlative voice and outstanding entertainment and performing skills, especially given his young age.

My daughter and I had an opportunity to meet with him and his talented band after the show and he remembered me from the Vocal Masterclass articles from Canadian Idol Season 5. He is a genuine, caring and enthusiastic young man, so positive and so passionate about his career.He also is very, very generous and appreciative toward his fans.

I plan to write an article about his show in Cobalt in the near future. I sense that Elvis truly lives through Jaydee, but the look is entirely different. It is pure Jaydee, but with an Elvis vibe.

Hop on over to his site and have a look at all he has to offer. He is going to be a huge star – remember – you heard it here first.

His official site is here.

And, to all the American Idol fans, I have not forgotten about the Davids or Jason or anyone else for that matter. In fact, once I finish my mini-sabbatical here, everything will be back to normal and madness and hysteria will reign once again on MasterclassLady.Com

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

12 Responses to “Recent News And Updates”

  1. Hi MCL. Wow, that is awesome that you got to see Jaydee! I think he is such a fantastic artist – his career is only just beginning!

    Please take all the time you need and enjoy spending some quality time with your family 🙂


  2. MCL — this is the first time I have heard Jaydee – country is not my thing – but he is great, sounds much more mature than his age.

    And have a great break! you deserve more than a few days!

    Take care.


  3. Thanks so much for the update! And I love the new look here–so clean. Very nice!


  4. Hi MCL
    Hope all is well with you. Just wanted to say I, really like the new look!, very nice.


  5. MCL, enjoy your well earned time off.

    Will you be back by 11/11? I can’t imagine the blessed event without you!


  6. Hi everyone:

    I am having a great time with my family this week = especially my granddaughter, Kyra. She is such a joy in my life. Every morning I wake up with a huge smile on my face.

    Thanks for stopping by and saying “hello”. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – my readers are the best! So caring and so understanding.

    And Janey – re 11/11 – you bet I will be back on borad on that momentous day. Certainly before that! Probably back on full steam next week. 🙂

    As you can see, I already changed the look of my site, so I have been diddling around on the computer. I have never had so much spare time in a long time, but it does feel good.


  7. MCL, please keep Jennifer Hudson in your thoughts & prayers as she has just suffered three terrible losses. She didn’t deserve all this…she is so wonderful and seemed so happy before all of this happened.


  8. Erin – my thoughts and prayers do go with Jennifer Hudson. What an horrendous crime! Awful, just awful! She is such a sweet, loving young lady and now this? No, she did NOT deserve this. It’s a sad commentary on our world today, isn’t it?


  9. Yes, it sure is. I wish there was something I could do for her during this awful time. Have you checked out her latest album? Some of the songs on there are excellent. The ballads I feel showcase her wonderful voice more.


  10. MCL on a lighter note…here is David singing Happy Birthday over the phone to a deejay’s daughter… going through a tollbooth no less!!!


  11. MCL, Time permitting, your thoughts on Angels from the album…..


  12. Janey – I will listen to the “Angels” video later on this evening. Time to give David his due. It’s been too long and I want to promote his CD in a BIG way.


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