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

13 Responses to “Audio Post From Masterclass Lady”

  1. That’s reassuring, stay healthy and Happy 4th to you too.:)


  2. Nice to hear you are doing ok!! Happy Canada Day to you!!

    Did you hear that they cancelled the idol tour in Toronto. They are having a hard time this year getting tickets sold. I feel bad for the contestants from this year.

    Did you see David on a Capitol 4th he was amazing! (I am biased)


  3. Well I saw David and he certainly was amazing!

    He also did Stand By Me:

    All that stuff about the tour sucks, I blame the economy more than the Idol contestants this year.
    Siobhan fans, there are a few vids of her performances, not as much as everyone else’s for some reason, but they’ll have to do for now.

    Paint it Black, one is full with a blip in the middle, the other has the very end cut off:

    Spiderwebs, full:

    Stockholm Syndrome:
    1:38 Average quality http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX7ibbL0Qv0&playnext_from=TL&videos=PbgU6dWz-QU
    0:27 Good quality http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ExxxSBj7_M&playnext_from=TL&videos=SZPrv2VBVjA

    I’m loving Stockholm Syndrome!


  4. Short clip, but Siobhan is soooooo amazing singing this song!


  5. Okay, that code works for some places, but not here apparently.


  6. I have a comment above that’s awaiting moderation, but I did agree with you gemzone and posted some vids of Arichie and Siobhan. I guess it had too many links….


  7. MCL – Have you heard David Archuleta’s new single “Something ‘Bout Love” yet? I anxiously await your opinion of it whenever you’re up to it. And as you liaten, if you think of “love” as broader than “romance”, it’s even more amazing. Loving anyone in any way is a crazy ride with ups and downs. Well, there’s my two cents. ENJOY the song and I look forward to your review.

    You can hear the song either on YouTube or on David’s official website.



  8. Thanks for the update, Roseanne. Nice to know that you are enjoying time with the family and resting. Please feel better!!


  9. Good to “hear” from you. Hope you continue to take it easy.


  10. Just like Louise said, I’m happy to hear that your recovery is going well. Having family and friends around definitely makes it more pleasant. I sent you David Archuleta’s song “Something ‘Bout Love” earlier, but I don’t want you to feel any unnecessary pressure. We fans just want to share our joy with you by posting all these links. Your health is what counts, so keep taking it easy! Best wishes as your recovery continues.


  11. Thank you so much everyone! I am feeling better and stronger with each passing day, but I have to learn not to push too soon. Summer and sunshine really encourages one to relax and let go and let God.


  12. I am so glad you’re doing well, Rosanne! I was really worried when I heard about your heart attack, but it’s such a relief to hear that you’re doing much better now.

    I must say that your speaking voice is absolutely beautiful! (Will we ever have the chance to be blessed by your singing?) Your voice has such wonderful warmth, as I always imagined it would. =)

    Thanks for always being a kind, gracious host. God bless you and your heart! ♥


  13. J – you are so sweet. Thank you. Maybe I will surprise you one day and sing a greeting. You are such a valuable contibutor to this site and I feel blessed to include you as a guest. Thank you so much for being a positive, intelligent and supportive force on this blog.



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