Paul Kimball, special guest

Paul Kimball has been active in the arts in Stockton since 1981. He is the first ever Mr. San Joaquin, and he and his wife, Dr. Dominee Muller-Kimball, received the 2019 Stockton Top Arts Recognition (STAR) Award from the Stockton Arts Commission. A graduate of the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music, Mr. Kimball has served as musical director for over fifty musicals and other events. Some notable highlights include The King and I with Patricia Morison at Delta College, Les Misérables at Tokay High School, the Stockton Sesquicentennial at Weber Point, the 2004 All American City Competition in Atlanta Georgia, The Music Man at San Joaquin Delta College for which he was awarded the regional Elly Award, and Mary Poppins at Stockton Civic Theatre.

Among numerous roles, he has played Adolpho Pirelli in Sweeney Todd at Stockton Civic Theatre and Dr. Blind in Die Fledermaus with the Stockton Opera, and he has been a guest vocalist the Stockton Symphony. He has twice guest conducted Symphony’s Mervyn’s Family Concerts and served in the same capacity with the San Joaquin Ballet conducting El amor brujo.

Mr. Kimball has taught in the Lincoln Unified School District for thirty-one years—twenty at Tully C. Knoles teaching classroom music and choir. He currently teaches choir at Sierra Middle School and Lincoln High School. He was the third horn of the Stockton Symphony for twenty-seven years and is the conductor of the Zion Chamber Orchestra, a professional ensemble in Stockton. He and his wife have two daughters, Alyssa, 24, and Ashley, 27.