Boulder Children’s Chorale Volante Director
Kim Dunninger holds a Bachelor of Music Education with distinction from the University of Maine and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Oregon where she conducted the Women’s Choir. Kim is an accomplished singer and teacher having taught choral and orchestral music, K thru college, in NH, OR, ND and CO. She recently retired from the Adams 12 Five Star School district. During her tenure there, her ensembles were chosen to perform at the CMEA clinic/conference and performed in Carnegie Hall twice.
Kim has sung in many choirs including the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, the Robert Shaw Carnegie Hall choral workshops, The Durango Women’s Choir and Durango Choral Society, and the Varna Music Festival in Europe. As a soprano soloist she has performed with the Durango Bach Festival, the San Juan Symphony, Music in the Mountains & Animas Music Festivals and the Colorado Recorder Ensemble. Locally Kim has sung in St. Martin Chamber Choir, the Boulder Bach Festival chorus, Summer Choralfest and Seicento Baroque Ensemble and currently sings in Kantorei.
Kim is an active member of ACDA, Boulder Area Delta Zeta Alumnae and the Indian Peaks Chapter of DAR where she is music chairperson. Her choral arrangement, “America Still Beautiful”, won 3rd place in the 2016 National NSDAR American Heritage contest. Kim lives in Erie with her husband, Mike, and has two children and two step sons. She enjoys skiing, gardening, musical theatre and, of course, singing!