Arizona Opera Cast Members & Creatives
Director of Artistic Operations and the Marion Roose Pullin Opera Studio
Samuel Carroll is thrilled to join Arizona Opera as Director of Artistic Operations and the Marion Roose Pullin Opera Studio, bringing with him over a decade of experience in artistic administration and education.
For 11 seasons, Carroll served on the staff of Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO), a renowned festival that presents four productions each summer with expansive educational and community initiatives offered throughout the academic year. Carroll’s responsibilities at DMMO grew progressively during his tenure with the company, beginning as an Artistic & Administrative Intern in 2010, and ultimately becoming Artistic Administrator & Education Director in 2015, a position that was created for Carroll by DMMO.
Carroll is also a passionate educator and arts advocate. Concurrent with his time at DMMO, Carroll served as an adjunct faculty member at Simpson College teaching applied voice lessons and courses in lyric diction. He has also worked as an elementary music teacher in two of the Kansas City metropolitan area’s largest school districts. Carroll holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Simpson College and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Louisiana State University.