Introducing Jennifer Myha To The MCL Community



Now the name finally has a face. Presenting Jennifer Myha, known to our faithful readers as the very intelligent and gracious, “J”.

This past summer, Jennifer and I connected via email and devised a plan to inundate the MCL community with a more comprehensive array of articles.

However, due to our busy schedules, we were not able to launch our new collaboration until this very moment.

If you glance up and scan our menu, you will see a new link, MCL Contributors

By accessing this link, you will see Jennifer’s complete biography. I promise that you will be inspired by her depth of knowledge and her knowledgeable scientific approach to singers.

Jennifer has a rare and gifted passion for the art of singing and she will, undoubtedly, continue to attract more readers who share her love for the human singing voice.

Also on board is Kyle Scripnick, a 4th year vocal student at the prestigious McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.  I will feature Kyle in a separate article, once both he and I have all our ducks lined up in a row.

In the future, I hope to connect with other writers who specialize in a certain genre of music – Broadway, Country, R&B, Pop, A Cappella, Choral and Hip Hop.

For now, I welcome Jennifer with open arms and know all of you will jump on the welcome wagon with me.  

 It’s a new dawn, it’s  new day, it’s a new life for me and I’m Feelin’ Good”

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 “Introducing Jennifer Myha To The MCL Community”

  1. Rosanne, I think my heart nearly leaped out of my chest when I realized you posted this! Thank you for your wonderful introduction; I am truly honored, blessed, and very humbled! I love the MCL community—I’ve been lurking since the beginning!—and it’s been such a joy to be received so warmly in the comments and now to be given the privilege to contribute more officially.

    I am incredibly excited (and a bit scared, but mostly excited!). I’m looking forward to what the future holds. Much love to you and all your readers! ♥


  2. J – I guess I should have prepared you!!!!! You deserve this and more. So, I am eagerly awaiting the birth of your first article. Take your time and enjoy the ride.


  3. I cannot begin to say in words how thrilled I am that we will have the benefit of J’s amazing knowledge and appreciation of voice. I have learned so very much and am truly grateful.

    At the risk of embarrassing our lovely J, I have rarely encountered someone with such a generosity of heart and spirit. Any question I may have has always been answered with patience and care.

    I am ecstatic that we will all now be privileged to read J’s thoughts and analysis on a regular basis. I am so happy that I could burst into song! 🙂


  4. Thank you, Mindy. This has been “in the works” for quite a while and I am so happy we are finally getting this “off the ground” and out to public knowledge.

    You have been very insightful as well and such a loyal contributor. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.


  5. J – This is you? Wow! Now I wish I could see everyone’s face. 🙂

    I’m so excited to see you on board in a more official capacity. I’m very much looking forward to reading more of your commentary and articles.


  6. wonderful idea MCL, I look forward to J’s and others articles and of course your own!


  7. Dearest J…..Congrats on your official capacity here at Masterclasslady! I’ve always enjoyed reading your expert commentary and look forward to more.


  8. Sweet, sweet J – you have a name! I have always been amazed at the knowledge and opinions you have shared with us in recent years. As you know, my secret dream has been to sing or play an instrument. I have envied those with such a large amount of knowledge to share with our community! Congratulations, Jennifer!


  9. Dearest Mindy, Sue, awestruck, auntieaudie, Grammie Kari, and Rosanne,

    Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments! All of them are so precious to me; your encouragement and support means the world. ❤ Thank you for the congratulations, the affirmation, and the excitement; to know that others feel that way is humbling and inspiring.

    The veil of anonymity has been lifted a bit, which is admittedly a tad nerve-wracking, but your wonderful response has banished away my fears! 😀 Now you know! I share a name with one of our judges, and I probably look completely different than some imagined. (A friend of mine, who had only heard my voice, thought it reminded him of a blonde, frizzy-haired woman. Needless to say, my actual appearance is vastly different! =P)


  10. Hola J! I don’t post often but I read everyyy word. Everyyyy word. Have a blast!


  11. Jessica Turner April 12, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    J. Are you going to have your own column?


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