Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Battle Rounds: Part Three


With all the press about the American Finale tonight and tomorrow, I almost forgot about NBC’s new baby, The Voice.

Oh well, beginning next week, The Voice is my new baby as well. I am looking forward to covering this show more comprehensively.

Presently, we are still going through the Battle Rounds, but it is an exciting ride.

These singers bring so much to the table and all have been skillfully refined by their mentors and judges.

Make sure you tune into NBC tonight at 10:00 P.M. You will not be disappointed. And make sure you come back here and brag about your favorites.

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

6 Responses to “Vocal MasterClass Discussion For The Voice Battle Rounds: Part Three”

  1. Don’t feek bad MCL…I forgot about the Voice tonight too!

    Next Week!!! 🙂


  2. Not sure what that word is…how about “feel”


  3. Masterclass Lady May 24, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Haha Vonnie. For sure, it’s all about The Voice next week and during the month of June.


  4. Count me in!!!


  5. As much as I’ve enjoyed this show before, last night’s match-ups were very weak. I don’t know if any of the night’s winners will go the distance (but then again, maybe one of them will surprise us).

    My favorite is unchanged from last week. No one else is close!


    By the way, does Blake have a secret love for Motown? 😛 All of his match-ups are a little odd, and he chose Motown songs for the last two weeks (which is not the style of anyone involved).


  6. So disappointed wont be seeing Rebecca in the live rounds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_sGmIUtdF8&feature=related Was wondering what the experts think or her talent.


%d bloggers like this: