Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 16 Of The Voice: Season Premiere

Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 16 Of The Voice: Season Premiere

Picture Credit: NBC/TheVoice

Musical superstar John Legend will join returning judges Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine as they begin their search for the best voice in America on the first week of the Blind Auditions on Season 16 of The Voice.

The show is set to air on NBC on Monday, February 25th and Tuesday, February 26th on NBC. Once again, Carson Daly returns as host. I always forget to mention him so I am giving him a well-deserved shout-out.

Also, The Voice Band is lead by Musical Director Paul Mirkovich.

“A Los Angeles native, Paul Mirkovich is the musical director for “The Voice” house band. As musical director, Paul is in charge of putting the perfect band together, and he knew exactly where to turn. Having previously worked with Sasha Krivtsov, Nate Morton and Rafael Moreira for many years, he reached out to these same musicians when it came time to form a new band. Aside from “The Voice,” Paul also does musical directing for artists such as Pink and Cher, where he gets to help put their live shows together. He draws influence from musicians from all walks of life including Chopin, Gershwin, Led Zeppelin and Joni Mitchell. Paul has over 30 years of experience working in music, from touring to TV shows to session work. He thoroughly enjoys working with “The Voice” house band and loves that he knows exactly what he will do each day – creating the best arrangements that will suit singers in the most positive way.”

Source: The Voice/NBC

Hope to see and hear from all my MCL regulars in the comments section. And, if you are new to this blog, welcome!

Enjoy the show everyone!

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

4 Responses to “Vocal MasterClass Discussion For Season 16 Of The Voice: Season Premiere”

  1. For the Spring season, a lot of Tuesday episodes are going bye bye and Knockout Rounds will be replaced with Cross Battles.


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  2. Cecily Hennigan is my favorite 😃💖

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  3. I don’t have a favorite yet but there is one who comes to mind who I took notice of and her name is Beth Griffith-Manley. She is the daughter of one of the Funk Brothers and is a back up singer for Anita Baker. The Funk Brothers were the house band at Motown and recorded hundreds of hits.

    Her Dad was Johnny Griffith who became Aretha Franklin’s first piano player. She sang Aretha’s “Until You Come Back to Me” and joined team Kelly.

    There is also a country singer, Dexter Roberts who went to Top 7 I believe on American Idol who sang well in his audition on The Voice. I think he went with team Blake.

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  4. Danielle Bradberry is being recognized by country music. She’s being nominated for new female artist at country music awards.


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