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ROK: Reimagining Opera for Kids

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Take a journey around the world to explore fire myths of three different cultures in the ROK: Reimagining Opera for Kids performance of The Firebringers! It's this Friday at the Downtown Library, sign up at 🔥 mcpl.info/calendar.
Music performance is already challenging but when you talk about engaging a young audience from a virtual standpoint, things get pretty complex. Bravo to the talented performers and the relentless creative team on this tremendous endeavor!

It was a joy to produce and edit this unorthodox project with the good people of ROK: Reimagining Opera for Kids. If you're looking for a way to contribute this Giving Tuesday, this is a great way to do so.
I admire this community’s love and dedication to the performing arts! I wanted to share a great resource for anyone there that is fascinated with the opera! The episodes are composed of interview-style webisodes that feature a guest star, who speaks about how they got into the art of opera and what they love about their craft. The series gives viewers an inside look at how they built careers in the industry through interviews, live performances, and stage clips. They’ve had several artists so far and their stories are incredibly moving. If anyone here is looking to get into the performing arts, these Salon Series events can give a great source of inspiration for anyone out there! A new episode premieres on November 17th at 7 PM Eastern. They're available on the Giulio Gari foundation's website and their page.
Congratulations to the Region 8 arts organizations! Brown County Art Guild, Brown County Playhouse, Glory Girl Productions, Indiana Heritage Arts, RiverSong Music, Inc., Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum, The Shawnee Summer Theatre of Greene County, Amity Trio, Area 10 Agency on Aging, Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington Chamber Singers, Bloomington Creative Glass Center, Bloomington Playwrights Project, Early Music Associates, Inc., Bloomington Symphony Orchestra - Indiana, Cardinal Stage, Forgotten Clefs, Las Aves Ensemble, Lotus Education & Arts Foundation, MidWay Music Speaks, Traditional Arts Indiana, Quarryland Men's Chorus, ROK: Reimagining Opera for Kids, Shakespeare's Ear, Stages Bloomington, Stone Belt, Twisted Spruce Music Foundation, Windfall Dancers, Writers Guild at Bloomington, Martinsville Arts Council, Morgan County Community Concerts, Morgan County Public Library, Porcelain Art School of Indiana, First Chance Center.
Thanks BloomingSongs and ROK: Reimagining Opera for Kids. So honored to be a part of this!
Hello everyone! My name is Crystal and I just wanted to let you all know of a project that Sarah Maggie Olivo and Rebecca Luppe of Fairview Elementary in Bloomington, Indiana started to bring us all together through music, online! I and many other musicians are part of this group and we hope that you will be too! We pretty much make simple tracks on our respective instruments (like basslines) and upload them onto this folder for people to try layering over or just being creative and making more simple tracks for more fun experimentation. Here's the Google Drive link to it; everyone's welcome to join and do not be shy to add things! The more the absolutely m e r r i e r!
Thanks to everyone who tuned in to today’s ROK: Reimagining Opera for Kids & BloomingSongs virtual costume party/concert!
We are so excited about tomorrow's FREE program at Theater at the Fort! We've partnered with ROK: Reimagining Opera for Kids to bring a fun and interactive opera experience. Join us Saturday at 1pm... bring the family!
Thanks, Bridget Rinehimer, for the birds-eye view of Ben Rardin's antics! :-)
Hello ROK community!

New Voices Opera is holding an open call for vocalists for its 2018 Double Bill opera premiere evening, which will feature Abel Esbenshade’s EX PARADISUM and Paul Mortilla’s Alcibiades.

Required Dates:
The 2018 Double Bill will take place finals week of the Spring 2018 semester. These World Premieres will be performed at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre on May 3, 2018.

Rehearsals for the 2018 Double Bill will begin on Monday, March 19. Rehearsals are held from 7-10pm, Monday through Friday. Both operas will be in rehearsal, so no one will be called at all times.

Auditions:
Auditions will be held January 29-31 from 7-9PM. Please register for an audition beforehand at the link below. Please prepare a selection in English. Recorded auditions may be submitted via the online form only if a schedule conflict applies.

Applications will close Friday, January 26 at 11:59PM.
Audition Form Link: https://goo.gl/forms/dTUJq8rJ38YdKtu63

For further information, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].
It has been an amazing week of rehearsals with ROK!!! I cannot wait to see what this season has in store!! Visit the website for a chance to learn more and support this awesome organization!! http://rokkimcarballo.weebly.com/support.html
We are looking for singers, instrumentalists and behind-the-scenes crew for the 2017/18 season. All are welcome and encouraged to join us, including pre-university students, university population, and community members. I hope to see many new faces this year!

ROK brings age-appropriate short operas and musicals at no charge to South-Central Indiana educational institutions and community centers. Led by faculty coach Kimberly Carballo, and as a community partner in service learning for many Jacobs School of Music students, ROK’s goal is two-fold: to introduce area children to opera through an engaging first experience as audience members, and to give developing professional singers and instrumentalists an opportunity to hone their performance skills.

Operating as usual

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We are so excited for the first performance of the season. Join us at Monroe County Public Library (Indiana) this Friday at 4:30. The viewing will be followed with a zoom Q&A with some of our amazing teaching artists. For more information check out the MCPL here mcpl.info/calendar

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30/11/2021

Today on #GivingTuesday we want to give back to our community. It is the last day of our Fall Celebration so don't miss out on a chance to view our show for this year, The Firebringers. Just follow the link below to access it.

We are offering this for free in thanks to our community, but donations are gratefully accepted.
If you have any questions please email Amy at [email protected]
To participate just go to https://www.reimaginingoperaforkids.org/store/p3/Giving_Tuesday_FREE_viewing_of_2021_ROK_production%3A_The_Firebringers.html
Thank you so much to our amazing community and your continued support!

Today on #GivingTuesday we want to give back to our community. It is the last day of our Fall Celebration so don't miss out on a chance to view our show for this year, The Firebringers. Just follow the link below to access it.

We are offering this for free in thanks to our community, but donations are gratefully accepted.
If you have any questions please email Amy at [email protected]
To participate just go to https://www.reimaginingoperaforkids.org/store/p3/Giving_Tuesday_FREE_viewing_of_2021_ROK_production%3A_The_Firebringers.html
Thank you so much to our amazing community and your continued support!

Giving Tuesday FREE viewing of 2021 ROK production: The Firebringers 25/11/2021

Giving Tuesday FREE viewing of 2021 ROK production: The Firebringers

We here at ROK are so thankful for the amazing community we are a part of. We hope that everyone has a safe holiday.

If you are looking for some fun entertainment during this holiday don’t forget our Fall Celebration is still going on through Tuesday. Snuggle up with a warm blanket and enjoy this seasons opera The Firebringers.

To participate in our Fall Celebration just follow the link and subscribe to our newsletter. https://www.reimaginingoperaforkids.org/store/p3/Giving_Tuesday_FREE_viewing_of_2021_ROK_production%3A_Firebringers.html#givingtuesday

Reminder that we are offering this for free in thanks to our community, but donations
are gratefully accepted.#GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday FREE viewing of 2021 ROK production: The Firebringers Opera Outreach Program

Giving Tuesday FREE viewing of 2021 ROK production: Firebringers 24/11/2021

Giving Tuesday FREE viewing of 2021 ROK production: Firebringers

Our final tale comes from the Lenape Tribe and is story of the Rainbow Crow. Find out the sacrifice they made to bring fire down from the Creator.

To participate in our Fall Celebration just follow the link and subscribe to our newsletter. https://www.reimaginingoperaforkids.org/store/p3/Giving_Tuesday_FREE_viewing_of_2021_ROK_production%3A_Firebringers.html#givingtuesday

Reminder that we are offering this for free in thanks to our community, but donations
are gratefully accepted.#GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday FREE viewing of 2021 ROK production: Firebringers Opera Outreach Program

Photos from ROK: Reimagining Opera for Kids's post 23/11/2021

Poor Prometheus only wanted to bring fire down to the people he created. See the punishment Zeus had in mind for disobeying his order.

To participate in our Fall Celebration just follow the link and subscribe to our newsletter. https://www.reimaginingoperaforkids.org/store/p3/Giving_Tuesday_FREE_viewing_of_2021_ROK_production%3A_Firebringers.html#givingtuesday

Reminder that we are offering this for free in thanks to our community, but donations
are gratefully accepted.#givingtuesday

Photos from ROK: Reimagining Opera for Kids's post 22/11/2021

The next story in our show is one that many people are familiar with. It is the story of Prometheus and how he brought fire down from Mt. Olympus.

To participate just follow the link and subscribe to our newsletter. https://www.reimaginingoperaforkids.org/store/p3/Giving_Tuesday_FREE_viewing_of_2021_ROK_production%3A_Firebringers.html#givingtuesday

Reminder that we are offering this for free in thanks to our community, but donations
are gratefully accepted.#givingtuesday

Photos from ROK: Reimagining Opera for Kids's post 21/11/2021

Want to find out what was so funny to Murile or how he actually got to the moon? Join our Fall Celebration!

To participate just follow the link and subscribe to our newsletter. https://www.reimaginingoperaforkids.org/store/p3/Giving_Tuesday_FREE_viewing_of_2021_ROK_production%3A_Firebringers.html#givingtuesday

Reminder that we are offering this for free in thanks to our community, but donations
are gratefully accepted.#givingtuesday

Photos from ROK: Reimagining Opera for Kids's post 20/11/2021

To kick off our Fall Celebration we are going to share some pictures from throughout the production. Our first story comes all the way from the Chagga people in Tanzania and Kenya and is called Murile and the Moonchief. To find out how Murile finds his way to the moon and shares fire with the people who live there.

To participate just follow the link and subscribe to our newsletter. https://www.reimaginingoperaforkids.org/store/p3/Giving_Tuesday_FREE_viewing_of_2021_ROK_production%3A_Firebringers.html#givingtuesday
The Show will be available starting today and going through Nov. 30.
#givingtuesday
Reminder that we are offering this for free in thanks to our community, but donations
are gratefully accepted.

#givingtuesday

18/11/2021

A small update to our Fall Celebration! The show will be available the 20th-30th. To participate just go to https://www.reimaginingoperaforkids.org/store/p3/Giving_Tuesday_FREE_viewing_of_2021_ROK_production%3A_Firebringers.html#givingtuesday

18/11/2021

Here is a sneak peak at this year's show! We cannot wait for our Fall Celebration to share the whole thing with you! https://youtu.be/1dZKwbtqSg0

#givingtuesday

Here is a sneak peak at this year's show! We cannot wait for our Fall Celebration to share the whole thing with you! https://youtu.be/1dZKwbtqSg0

#givingtuesday

15/11/2021

During this season of giving, we would like to offer a public viewing of this season production
of The Firebringers. From November 20th-30th, the show will be available to watch.

We would like to offer this for free in thanks to our community, but donations
are gratefully accepted.

If you have any questions please email Amy at reimaginingopera at gmail dot com

To participate just go to https://www.reimaginingoperaforkids.org/store/p3/Giving_Tuesday_FREE_viewing_of_2021_ROK_production%3A_Firebringers.html

Thank you so much to our amazing community and your continued support!

#givingtuesday

During this season of giving, we would like to offer a public viewing of this season production
of The Firebringers. From November 20th-30th, the show will be available to watch.

We would like to offer this for free in thanks to our community, but donations
are gratefully accepted.

If you have any questions please email Amy at reimaginingopera at gmail dot com

To participate just go to https://www.reimaginingoperaforkids.org/store/p3/Giving_Tuesday_FREE_viewing_of_2021_ROK_production%3A_Firebringers.html

Thank you so much to our amazing community and your continued support!

#givingtuesday

07/10/2021

We are so excited to be partnering again with the Met Ed Team! If you are interested in participating let us know! There are educational activities created for wide variety of core subjects, not just music. There are also opportunities for professional development throughout the year! For more information please contact us at [email protected]

04/10/2021

We are so happy to share a snippet of this year's opera The Firebringers. We had so much fun creating this over the summer. With the continuation of our virtual format this year, we are pleased to announce that we can now schedule with schools outside of the Southern Indiana Region! For more details please e-mail [email protected]

Anthony Plog on Music :: Conversations with Performers, Composers and Entrepreneurs 01/09/2021

Anthony Plog on Music :: Conversations with Performers, Composers and Entrepreneurs

We got to talk with Anthony Plog about ROK: Reimagining Opera for Kids and the philosophy, grant writing, and general hijinks that are involved. Thanks for the chat, Tony!

https://www.anthonyplog.com/podcasts/kim-carballo

Includes shout-outs to:
Chappell Kingsland Lauren Bernofsky - Composer/Conductor WonderLab Museum JSoM Office of Entrepreneurship & Career Development Indiana University Jacobs School of Music The Met: HD Live in Schools Denson Paul Pollard

Anthony Plog on Music :: Conversations with Performers, Composers and Entrepreneurs Simply put, Kim Carballo is a musician who uses her art to do good in the world, as an entrepreneur, performer, and teacher. She is the founder of Reimagining Opera for Kids (or ROK), a member of the Amity Trio, a teacher at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and is also invo...

01/02/2021

We are thrilled to announce auditions for next years VIRTUAL season, which will feature The Firebringers music by Chappell Kingsland and libretto by Ben Allen-Kingsland. We encourage everyone to audition for this wonderful production!

We are thrilled to announce auditions for next years VIRTUAL season, which will feature The Firebringers music by Chappell Kingsland and libretto by Ben Allen-Kingsland. We encourage everyone to audition for this wonderful production!

Kid in the Holiday Kitchen 30/01/2021

Kid in the Holiday Kitchen

Today is the 3rd of 5 Met Educators Virtual Conferences! Enjoy this fun clip from last years summer camp that they shared with us featuring New York Times food writer Melissa Clark and Metropolitan Opera star Anthony Roth Costanzo. Want to join in the next conference or find out more about this program? Contact us to find out how you can participate in the Met HD Live in Schools Virtual Season!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkw9cbb_aOU

Kid in the Holiday Kitchen New York Times food writer Melissa Clark and Metropolitan Opera star Anthony Roth Costanzo join forces to teach us a recipe from Ms. Clark’s new cookbook, Ki...

blogs.iu.edu 14/12/2020

Nov/Dec Entrepreneur of the Month: Innovation at the JSoM, Part 1! – JSoM: Entrepreneurship & Career Development

We are so excited to be featured by JSoM Office of Entrepreneurship & Career Development as part of their spotlight on Innovators at JSoM. Check out this wonderful article featuring an interview with Executive Director Kim Carballo and our stage director Michael Shell.
https://blogs.iu.edu/jsomoecd/2020/12/10/nov-dec-entrepreneur-of-the-month-innovation-at-the-jsom-part-1/#rok

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13/12/2020

We want to extend a heart felt thank you to everyone who participated in our Virtual Gala and Silent Auction! We are so grateful for all your love and support!!!

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ROK

There are only 2.5 hrs left in our Virtual Silent Auction. Don't miss these great deals on so many beautiful hand crafted items, art work, the gift of music or gift certificates to local businesses while supporting music education in Indiana.

www.reimaginingoperaforkids.org

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reimaginingoperaforkids.org 05/12/2020

ROK

If you haven't visited our Virtual Silent Auction what are you waiting for? Today is the last day to bid on the amazing items we have up!

http://ReimaginingOperaForKids.org/

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reimaginingoperaforkids.org 04/12/2020

ROK

Did you know that you have the ability to give someone the gift of music? One of the incredible items up for auction is a musical telegram. The winner of this gets to choose the song, up to five minutes long, to be delivered to the recipient of your choice. You also get to choose between the following instruments: voice, clarinet, cello, or piano. There are three of each available! Don't miss the chance to brighten someones day with the gift of a song!
www.reimaginingoperaforkids.org

reimaginingoperaforkids.org Opera Outreach Program

03/12/2020

Have you visited our Silent Auction yet? There are so many wonderful items you can bid on, like these beautiful handmade stuffed animals by Susie Seligman. These would make the perfect companion for any little one! You only have two more days to snag these adorable creatures up!
www.reimaginingoperaforkids.org

03/12/2020

Have you been thinking about learning a new instrument? Need a holiday gift idea? How about a ukulele? We have a beautiful one up for auction. Check it and all the other wonderful items up for auction on our website, www.reimaginingoperaforkids.org . There are only three more days left to bid!

reimaginingoperaforkids.org 01/12/2020

ROK

Have you been to our Virtual Silent Auction yet? #GivingTuesday is the perfect day to go take a look! Not only can you bid on the array of items up for auction, you can also make a donation to ROK! Your support will help us to continue bringing music to children throughout our community.
https://www.reimaginingoperaforkids.org/
#givingtuesday2020 #musiceducation #musicoutreach #operaoutreach #musicforall #musicwithoutbarriers #operaforall

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01/12/2020

Have you visited our Virtual Silent Auction? Here is a peak at some of the items up for auction!
Isabella Ivy is an incredibly talented singer, who is equally as talented with yarn! She donated several beautiful hand knitted items to our Auction.
You can find these and many other wonderful creations at our Virtual Silent Auction!
https://www.reimaginingoperaforkids.org/

reimaginingoperaforkids.org 01/12/2020

ROK

Today is Giving Tuesday. It is the perfect day to visit our Virtual Silent Auction. You can have the option to bid/buyout the items we have up or make donation to ROK. We appreciate the support of our amazing community and now more than ever in these unprecedented times. https://www.reimaginingoperaforkids.org

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reimaginingoperaforkids.org 29/11/2020

ROK

Thank you to everyone who tuned in for our Virtual Gala! Make sure to hop over to our website, www.reimaginingoperaforkids.org , to check out our silent auction!

A special thanks to the amazing people and businesses who donated to this years silent auction:
@Denise Lessow
EllieMae's Boutique
@Erik Franklin, Erin Koolman, Smiles Dillon Edwards, and Kim Carballo
Goods for Cooks
Isabella Ivy
Joanie Amato Spain
@Julia Bentley
Le Petit Café
Melody Music Shop, LLC
SmokeWorksks
Social Cantina
The Tap - BTown
Yogi's
Susie Seligman
The Chocolate Moose
The Owlery Restaurant
Victoria Hilkevitch

reimaginingoperaforkids.org Opera Outreach Program

29/11/2020

ROK 2020 virtual gala

Family-friendly performances by past and present ROKers, and information about the online auction!

29/11/2020

ROK 2020 virtual gala

Family-friendly performances by past and present ROKers, and information about the online auction!

29/11/2020

Today's the day! We hope to see you all at our Virtual Gala at 4:00 pm EST! It will be an hour of fun and music you don't want to miss!

29/11/2020

Tomorrow’s the big day! We hope you’ll join us for an hour of wonderful music and help us kick off our Virtual Silent auction!!

25/11/2020

Only 4 more days until our Virtual Gala and the kick off of Virtual Silent Auction. We hope that you will join us for an amazing line up of performances by some of our past and present teaching artists!

22/11/2020

We are only one week away from our Virtual Gala and the start of the Virtual Silent Auction. Here is a little information about the auction.
The auction will begin at 4:00 pm on 11/29 and will go through the following weekend. It will be taking place on our website, https://www.reimaginingoperaforkids.org/. You will have the option to either bid or buy out items up for auction. There will be a variety of items and gift certificates up for auction including some of the local vendors pictured below, so make sure to stop by and take a look!

02/11/2020

Hello friends! If anyone has pictures from past performances we would love if you could send them our way! Send pictures to [email protected]

Thank you so much!!

25/09/2020

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