Counting David’s Character Site Travels To Salt Lake City, Utah





Interview With David’s Good Friend, Mietra

All videos courtesy of Counting David’s Character.Com

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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

4 Responses to “Counting David’s Character Site Travels To Salt Lake City, Utah”

  1. Amazing to hear from people who know and love David.. I am so glad that he has such strong support in his home state,


  2. Thanks for posting these videos from CDC –

    David is blessed to have such a wonderful group of people who love and support him unconditionally.


  3. Masterclass Lady,

    Thanks so much for all of your support and posting these videos. We have more to put up, and will do so throughout the next couple of weeks.

    I look forward to CDC hosting you and Dean Kaelin on a chat. It will be awesome to have you share you insights into David, his music, and his character.

    The weekend in Utah was amazing, and we met some of the most wonderful people. I think everyone who knows David is really nice themselves. Makes sense, I guess.

    Anyway, thanks again, and we’ll be seeing you on CDC very soon.

    Take Care,



  4. Hello Gallie:

    Thanks for stopping by and it was definitely my pleasure to add these videos to the MCL site.

    We all look forward to more from the CDC site.

    I am so glad that your trip to Utah was a memorable one and,as you said, the hospitality and love coming from David’s family and extended family was testament to the character of this very special young man.

    Bye for now and look forward to chatting with you and Dean in the near future.



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