Academic Specialist, Coordinating Opera Coach (IU Opera Theater)
East Studio Building, JS117
- M.M., Master of Music, Indiana University, 1999
- B.A., Bachelor of Arts, Indiana University, 1997
Kimberly Carballo is coordinating opera coach for Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater as well as an active international performer and educator.
She has previously worked as the mainstage and young artists’ program coach for the Compañía Lírica Nacional de Costa Rica and as music theory instructor and vocal coach at the Conservatorio Musical de Alajuela, Escuela de Artes Musicales de la Universidad de Costa Rica, Universidad Nacional in Costa Rica.
In addition to her duties at the IU Jacobs School of Music, Carballo maintains a private studio as a freelance coach, collaborator, and piano teacher. She is founder and director of Reimagining Opera for Kids (ROK), a music community engagement and education program based in Bloomington, Ind. She is also part of the inaugural and ongoing team for Tunaweza Kimuziki (Through Music All is Possible), a project promoting exchange among music educators, scholars, and performers in Kenya and the United States.