Important Update Regarding Comments On This Site

It appears that some of the readers are becoming very nasty and disrespectful to one another. Please be advised that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated on this site.

This is your first and only warning. If the bickering and ill will continues, I will, unforunately, have to  ban you from MasterclassLady.Com.

My advice: wait a day before you comment and let the steam subside.  My goodness, American Idol is only a show everyone!  Try to keep this in proper perspective!

I value your input tremendously, but let’s not open the floodgates to more arguing and bad-mannered behavior.  And if you feel the need to rant and rave, go and visit another blog or forum. This is not the place for a vocal wrestling match.

Thank you so very much!

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

11 Responses to “Important Update Regarding Comments On This Site”

  1. I’m sorry this blog was necessary–but I very much admire you for writing it!

    This is one of the reasons I love coming here, in addition to the immeasurable way your generously-shared expertise has enhanced my experience of AI…the respectful and friendly atmosphere. Thank you for reminding us of that!


  2. Thanks RR! You – and so many others like you – are a reminder to me of why I started this website in the first place. I may not have as many readers as some of the other blogging sites, but what I do have here are classy, intelligent and caring individuals!

    I will always make certain that this site is a comfortable home for those who want a respite for the fan war that exists elsewhere.

    ReReader- you have been an exceptional contibutor to this site in many, many ways and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.


  3. MCL, my apologies if any of my comments have been offensive during Season 8. In supporting a contestant that wasn’t the most popular one on your site, I’ve been trying to be respectful of the other posters, and if I’ve slipped up, I’m sorry. Sometimes when there is a differing viewpoint among posters, it may be considered rude by some, but just be perceived as a friendly discussion by others. Part of that is a result of the environment we come from–I’m used to friendly disagreements because I work for about twenty professors who never hesitate to speak their minds. So it’s a fine line I need to remember to walk when I’m posting.

    And I couldn’t agree more with your comment about “American Idol is only a show . . . “. As I posted once before–it is not a matter of life and death. If your favorite does not win, so be it–that just means that not enough people shared your opinion. They’re all talented enough to have musical careers in their futures.

    The last thing I would want is for you to shut down this site. Even if I couldn’t read the other posters’ comments, I would be very disappointed if you would discontinue your masterclass critiques.

    Thanks so much for demanding civility on your site.


  4. Louise-please rest assured that the problems I was experiencing did not include you.

    And, I will continue to keep this site viable as long as time and health permits. I love the interaction with the readers so very much and the fact that, over the years, they have been beneficial to some of the singers as well.

    Thank you for being such a gracious contributor to this blog. 🙂


  5. I love this site as it provides me with recaps of the shows I missed – which seemed to be a lot this year (hm, I wonder why….)! I’ve always read recaps but never commented until this year….seems to be the trend though!

    Thanks, Rosanne xo!


  6. I really love coming here, Rosanne. Your analysis is always spot on (and a delight to read). Finding your blog was like being back in the theatre again. It’s my first stop every Tuesday/Wednesday after the show. Bravo.


  7. Dadmonson…that picture/comic is hilarious! Great way to start off my Friday!


  8. I enjoyed your critique.. I found myself rewinding and looking at posture of the 3. I still haven’t quite gotten the head and chest voice down but you have given me knowledge of what to look for or what to listen for. I know I now pay a lot more attention.

    The winner? Basing just on voice, I would give this contest to Adam but the tortoise is closing the gap and I see a hugh fanbase for Kris. Again, taste is subjective. I felt sorry for Danny but someone has to go. This Tuesday he seemed tired and reading his interview, he seemed resigned that he was going or just maybe at this point in the game, the pressure became to much. I wish him luck and beleive he will be successful in CM.

    Now back to the race. 4 hours of voitng? that’s insane.


  9. Roseanne, your blog has seen many changes this year. I cannot believe the number of new participants you have! I do get behind in reading the posts.

    You made a statement regarding your assessment of Carrie Underwood and how your opinion had changed. That got me to thinking why I came here, and it was to get your critique for Anthony Fedorov!

    I love the way you explain each contestant’s performance(s), both the good points and improvements that may be made. Your expertise is valuable as well as interesting. well, you already know my feelings regarding this blog. I am sorry it was necessary to create this thread.

    Prayers for good health and all the exciting things coming up in your life. May your blog be here as long as “American Idol” exists!


  10. Thank you for making the ground rules clear.

    The thing I like about your site is not the quantity of the posting but the quality of the posting.

    Good to have it back.


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