Whitener: Over the Line (2007)
Sacco: Sonata (2006)
Rueff: Concertstück (1960)
Schmitz: Sonata “Call of the Opera” (2019)
Verhelst: Danzone (2010)
About the Artists
Kimberly Carballo is coordinating opera coach for the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Opera and Ballet Theater and a faculty member in the Department of Chamber Music and Collaborative Piano. She is also an active international performer and educator. Carballo has previously worked as the mainstage and young artists program coach for the Compañía Lírica Nacional de Costa Rica, and music theory instructor and vocal coach at the Conservatorio Musical de Alajuela, the Escuela de Artes Musicales de la Universidad de Costa Rica, and the Universidad Nacional in Costa Rica. In addition to her duties at the Jacobs School, she 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, Indiana. Carballo also forms 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.
Denson Paul Pollard is professor of music (trombone) at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He began as bass/tenor trombonist/bass trumpet player with the New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in September 2007. He was bass trombonist with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra from 2014 to 2015 and the Hong Kong Philharmonic from 2001 to 2007. He has performed with numerous other major orchestras. Pollard earned a Master of Musical Arts degree and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in performance and pedagogy from the University of Iowa, where he served as a teaching assistant in musicology, jazz, and applied trombone. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Jacksonville State University, Alabama. He has been a member of the faculty at Mannes School of Music, Bard College, The Juilliard School, and Pacific Music Festival (Sapporo, Japan). He has recorded three solo CDs: Up From Below, Point in Time, and Listening.