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MasterClass Monday: It’s All About America’s Got Talent Superstar Kodi Lee


MasterClass Monday: It’s All About America’s Got Talent Superstar Kodi Lee

First of all – why isn’t Kodi Lee’s emergence on national television Breaking News? He is one of 25 musical savants world wide and there is radio silence from all the networks.

Now, to be fair, CNN Entertainment wrote a wonderful article about him but, as we all know, most people get their news from TV and video streaming sites.

Maybe I missed it? Hard to believe since I am tuned to CNN 24/7 but, man, it would be a breath of fresh air to receive positive breaking news for a change.

That being said, I couldn’t believe Kodi’s performance on America’s Got Talent last week. It took me six days to recover from witnessing the breadth of his prodigious musical skills.

Since then, I have been researching this young man’s journey to date and, just when you think you have seen it all, you see this:

He plays flawless Classical Piano, as seen here during his impeccable performance of Chopin’s Fantasie Impromptu – which brought me to tears.

He seamlessly Tap Dances:

He soulfully sings All Of Me by John Legend or pretty much any other song within hearing range.

And, oh yes, he is blind and autistic since birth.

“Kodi has an audio photographic memory, in which he can recall music he hears after just one listen. An unbelievable gift in itself, but his musical expression and prowess top even that” Source: KodiLeeRocks.Com

Just let this all sink in.

And when it does, ask yourself this question: “How many incredible musicians do you know who can flawlessly perform in so many different ways, with such mastery and authenticity?” Not too many, I suspect.

And, oh yes again, in addition to the piano, he plays five other instruments. He is truly a God-given miracle.

Watch his audition. Have some Kleenex ready.

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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

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  1. Performance MasterClass Discussion For America’s Got Talent Season 14: The. Auditions Continue | MasterClassLady.Com - June 4, 2019

    […] My favourites were V.Unbeatable Dance Crew ( who made my jaw drop with their aerial dance moves), magician Eric Chien (who mesmerized me with his talent and acting skills), campy entertainer Gingzilla (who made me laugh and laugh from the belly) and, of course, the brilliant and poignant musical skills of musical prodigious savant, Kodi Lee, ( highlighted in this June 3rd article). […]

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