Monica Rossa
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Mar
14
Monica Rossa @ University of Western Ontario

London, Ontario, Canada

London, Ontario, Canada

Feb
07
Monica Rossa @ Save On Foods Memorial Arena

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Jan
29
Monica Rossa @ Copeland Lecture Theatre

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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FC'S SOCCER ROCCER

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FC VICTORIA ALUMNUS ROCKS WITH DEBUT CD
It was not that long ago it seems when Monica Rossa trained and performed with FC Victoria's Summer Teams. She was all smiles then and she's beaming now as the newest Indie Rocker on the scene. Her debut CD, appropriately named Monica Rossa has just been released.

Cdcover_2 "I've grown up and now officially hooked on caffeine", writes the rocker. She thanks God, her family and her professional partners as she words it, "None of this would be possible without you talented people guiding me through as I blindly stumbled through each obstacle".

The soccer playin' musician, singer, songwriter teamed up with local rocker, Matthew James who produced the twelve track offering recorded at The Audio Garage on Discovery Street.

Sample tracks, video, a bio and photo's of Monica can be found on the Sonic Bids website. You can purchase her CD directly too. Click here to email the Rossa's. They will be delighted to hear from you.

Her vocal range is amazing. Rock-it to the top Monica. We're all cheering for you.
- Randy Wachtin


Soloists Take to the Stage

May 4, 2007

Although they were missing a soloist due to a rugby injury, the Senior School Orchestra was far from lacking in talented musicians for Monday night’s concert at the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium. Accompanied by the Senior School Orchestra, the six soloists all demonstrated mastery of their instruments with skilled and passionate playing.

Allen Hsu was the first of the soloists. He raised the bar for the following musicians with his brilliant violin piece. Monica Rossa followed with her rendition of the “Laughing Song” from Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss and amazed everyone with her powerful soprano voice, especially at the end of the song when she hit some very high notes with ease. Samantha Lee followed as the first of three piano soloists that included Justin Ko and Benjamin Kwok. Valerie Taylor took to the stage with her flute, the lone band instrument included in the solos, and played a short, beautiful Vivaldi concerto.

Conductor Donna Williams says she “felt really proud to be in front of such a tremendous ensemble. The soloists without exception were magnificent.” The audience certainly agreed as they congratulated the orchestra and soloists with a standing ovation and enthusiastic applause.

If you missed this concert, be sure to check out the forthcoming music events SMUS has to offer:

Cross-Campus Band Concert, May 23 at Farquhar Auditorium
Keep the Beat Music Marathon, May 25 at SMUS
Cross-Campus Choral Concert, May 31 at St. Andrew’s Cathedral

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Video highlights (5'14", 6000 KB) - SMUS Week in Review




Grade 11 Student Sings her Way to the Top

January 18, 2008

Grade 11 student Monica Rossa will perform in this Saturday’s Victoria Idol contest for a chance to win recording time in a professional studio – a prize worth $5,000 dollars.

Monica is one of 12 finalists in the local singing competition, and one of the youngest contestants performing. But she’s not intimidated by her older and more experienced competitors. “Just knowing that I'm competing with the best, regardless of age is good enough for me,” she says.

Victoria Idol’s panel of music experts judged hundreds of performers before selecting 48 contestants to put through a series of competitive performances. The 48 contestants were divided into groups and competed at venues around the region. Winners from those rounds went on to the semi-finals in November and finally 12 contestants were selected to compete in Saturday night’s finale at the Alix Goolden Hall.

Despite her young age, this is not the first time Monica has participated in the Victoria Idol contest. Her first stint was in 2006 and her performance was impressive enough to garner attention from people who are now helping her with her debut pop album, which will be released in a month.

“Hopefully this album will give me a foot in the door of the music industry,” Monica says.
Appreciative of the support she has received from SMUS, Monica says, “it’s nice to know the school is behind me.” - SMUS week in Review




Monica Rossa
Monica is another Victoria Idol veteran, with a long list of vocal accomplishments that include musical theatre - Belle in Beauty and the Beast, to name but one - plus the prestigious title of most outstanding female performer at the 2007 Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival. She’s also a rower, a soccer player, a swimmer, and in her spare time fits in a few good deeds on top of it all, like cooking at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church. Monica is a student at St. Michael’s University School. - Remax Victoria Idol


Discography

Monica Rossa - "Monica Rossa" [2007]

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Bio

With the impending release of her debut album 'Monica Rossa', rock's newest teen prodigy, dauntlessly combines the power and poise of her extensive classical training with the energy and honesty of a young rock diva. Having recently joined forces with pop rock producer, Matthew James, Rossa's vocal range and versatility storm across genre barriers and prove that this girl was made to sing anything.

Winner of the 2007 GVPAF award for Most Outstanding Female Performer, Monica makes the difficult crossover from classical music to modern rock; both as a musician and a songwriter with a rare combination of sophisticated vocal ability and edgy, fresh and captivating songs. With this (her first contemporary arrangement), Monica is abound for new musical seas meanwhile indulging us with her incredible voice and original songwriting skills.