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Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Milwaukee Auditions


Tonight’s two-hour show will feature the much ballyhooed Milwaukee auditions.

Apparently, the judges and producers discovered some exciting talent during the Milwaukee sessions, so I am anxious to see what all the fuss is about.

Last week’s show show highlighted some pretty talented vocalists, so it will be interesting to see and hear the vocal style and substance from tonight’s group and how they will measure up to the New Jersey and New Orleans singers.

Please feel free to add your comments at any time. It is going to be an exciting two hours!

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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

7 Responses to “Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Milwaukee Auditions”

  1. I love Steven Tyler…he is everything I thought he would be; quirky and funny. He is also alot more than I thought he would be; thoughtful, sincere, and compassionate! Randy Jackson! take notes!!!

    I liked alot of the talent tonight…but have learned not to get to interested in the competition at this point, cause my fav may not make it past Hollywood rounds.

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  2. I loved tonight’s episode! What did Steve Tyler say at the beginning when they “bleeped” him?!?! Haha….too funny!!

    I’m a country gal….so I loved Scotty! But there were so many good ones! How about the guy right at the end (name slips me at the moment…)..his story was so heartbreaking! What a great guy…sticking with his girlfriend like that! Wow.

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  3. I know bizzee. That last guy left me speechless. What a beautiful singer and such a beautiful heart. That poor girl (his fiancé) just moved me to tears. So tragic.

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  4. He definitely left me speechless too. I was moved to tears when she came into the room.

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  5. Hello, again! AI10 – so far, so good – I like the chemistry of the judges this year and I don’t sense any obvious bias from them.

    Scotty Mccreary is so pleasant and well-mannered; if you close your eyes you can almost hear a young Elvis before the crazy Hollywood stage. I think we could all use some good manners and civility right now.

    Scott Dangerfield, Taiwan Strong, and Steve Bagoon seem to have the chops …

    Chris Medina is this year’s heart-wrencher – I too, was moved by this show’s ending.

    I wish them all well.

    This is the first show I’ve seen this season and this show seemed like “guys night”. So, I am having visions of another year of talented young men again – did I miss some of the young ladies sing last week or this? If so, tell me about it and I will watch for them.

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  6. Julia – so far the guys have lit up the TV screen. The girls are wonderful but only a couple have sparked my interest. Let’s see what tonight brings! Nice to see you back.

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  7. My head is spinning. I can’t remember them all. I did think all the judges were very sweet to Chris Medina’s fiance. Steven’s kneeling down and getting on her level was particularly thoughtful of him and touching.

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