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Kim Tunnell

Director of Fine Arts

Kim Tunnell, who has been a member of Darlington’s fine arts faculty since 2001, has over two decades of experience in the classroom. She taught music and chorus classes in the lower and middle grades before being named director of fine arts in 2009. She holds a B.M. and B.M.E. from Shorter College and an M.M.E. from the State University of West Georgia. She and her husband, Mark, are the parents of Jack (’15), Hillary (’18) and Sarah (’22).

College Education
B.M. Shorter College
B.M.E. Shorter College
M.M.E. State University of West Georgia

Podcast Episode 13: A Chat About Arts Integration

June 24, 2021
Welcome to Episode 13 of The Darlington Podcast! In this episode we take a closer look into how the arts are integrated into Darlington's curriculum and what that looks like for students of all ages. 

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First Semester Success in 4th and 5th Grade Chorus

PK-8 | Kim Tunnell, December 15, 2020
Our fourth- and fifth-graders have met the challenges and found success in a performance based class in the midst of a non-performing era.

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Fine Arts Makes It Work During a Pandemic

Upper School | Kim Tunnell, August 19, 2020
The Fine Arts Department works to embrace the challenges that Covid-19 presents for the arts world.

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Darlington to present “Shrek The Musical” in downtown Rome, Feb. 14-16

January 30, 2020
Darlington’s fine arts department will present “Shrek The Musical” Feb. 14-16 at the Rome City Auditorium.

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Fine arts department to present “The Crucible”

October 23, 2019
Darlington’s fine arts department and The Darlington Players will present Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” in the Zelle Black Box Theatre, Nov. 7-10.

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Outstanding students, faculty recognized at Honors Day, Commencement

May 19, 2019
Upper School students and faculty were recognized at Honors Day on May 17 in Morris Chapel and at Commencement on May 19. 

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Southern impressionism artist to work with fine arts students

November 29, 2018
Georgia native and Southern impressionism artist David Boyd Jr. will visit Darlington School on Dec. 13-14, 2018 to work with visual arts students and provide a hands-on art experience, share tips and techniques, answer questions, and give a real-world perspective on his creative approach to art. 

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The 12 Days of Arts

Fine Arts | Kim Tunnell, September 27, 2018
Darlington’s annual Fall for the Arts is just around the corner and this year we will celebrate the arts during the first 12 days of October. The festivities will culminate with a celebration at our annual festival on Friday, Oct. 12.

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Fine arts department to present "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

September 20, 2018
Darlington’s fine arts department and The Darlington Players will present Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in the Zelle Black Box Theatre, Oct. 5-11.

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April 9 declared Bruce Levingston (‘79) Day in Mississippi, observed with Carnegie Hall performance

April 6, 2018
Bruce Levingston (‘79) is a classical pianist and one of the country’s leading figures in contemporary classical music. n recognition of Levingston’s artistic contributions to the culture and people of Mississippi, Gov. Phil Bryant has proclaimed April 9, 2018, as “Bruce Levingston Day” in the state.

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