Rosanna D’Agnillo is a musician and teacher. She completed her Master of Arts at the University of Calgary, then relocated to San Francisco, where she trained with Karl Lindemann, the last protege of Puccini’s leading soprano, Rosa Raisa, Natalie Limonick from the UCLA Opera Department and the internationally renowned David Jones in New York.
She teaches voice, piano, guitar and ukulele privately, in diverse styles (for piano and voice, RCM exams are an option but not a must). Free student community performance opportunities, open mic’s, workshops on collaboration, arranging, performance, stage presence, and preparation for festivals and auditions. She coached Cantiamo, a choir for the Calgary Catholic School Board’s Centre for Learning@Home and several group ukulele / guitar courses for home-schooled students. She also teaches mindfulness in several schools throughout the Calgary area and incorporates this discipline into her pedagogy in order to teach musicians resilience and focus when under pressure or facing performance anxiety.
Discography includes three albums as lead vocalist of the group Liata, two albums of meditation materials, an album of Sacred Aria accompaniment for vocal students, and dozens of musical compositions published in TV/film around the world. Currently Rosanna is vocalist/pianist and plays guitar for Alchemy Rose with Alexandra Danicic, and can be seen regularly in southern Alberta and BC. Rosanna has been featured on dozens of radio stations world wide as well as on television.
Rosanna D’Agnillo is a longtime community and youth mental health advocate; she is the founder of the following organizations that support local health, growing, environmental and social wellness as well as the local business community:
- Calgary Mindfulness, offering workshops to adults, children and companies promoting mental health & wellness via mindfulness meditation. Rosanna hosts a weekly community practice (free, anyone welcome) and has worked with every major education and health provider in Alberta, well as having worked with hundreds of students in the Calgary Board of Education, the Calgary Catholic School District and at the Tsuut’ina Nation.
- Here We Grow, an Calgary-based organization that promotes local sources and growers of food, offering affordable bulk purchase of high quality local foods and low-cost delivery. Here We Grow was founded after the first Covid lockdown, where small businesses were at a great disadvantage compared to the biggest stores.
Rosanna is a member of the following Canadian music / educator organizations: