Fine Arts

The Quincy Notre Dame Fine Arts Department is a multi-faceted and a integral part of the success of Quincy Notre Dame.

Fine Arts instructors include: Rachel Roundtree ’14 – art, Monica Scholz – choral music and Jill Steinkamp – band director.

Rachel (Loyd) Roundtree is a 2014 graduate of Quincy Notre Dame. She received her Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Culver-Stockton College in May of 2018. Mrs. Roundtree volunteered in the QND art classroom for an entire year prior to her student teaching, which was also done at QND.  These experiences help acclimate her to the atmosphere, expectations and ideals of the school from a teacher’s perspective.  Mrs. Roundtree has participated in and won awards at multiple art shows in the area, including Hannibal Originale, the Raintree Arts Annual Exhibit and Judged Competition, and the Mary S. Oakley & Lee Lindsay Artist Showcase in Quincy.

Monica Scholz has directed choristers from the age of 8 to 80 and has taught students at every level, from classroom elementary through college, and brings nearly 30 years of professional choral experience to Quincy Notre Dame High School. She is a 1985 graduate of Western Illinois University with a B.A. in Music Education. In her fifth year as choral director at QND, Mrs. Scholz conducts the Concert Chorale, Mixed Chorus, Madrigal Ensemble, Women’s & Men’s Glee, and writes and directs the annual QND Spring Show.  In 1988, Monica toured Alaskan military installations with the Miss America song a dance troups, “Queens”, and was a member of the Decatur Park Singers. Mrs. Scholz has performed as a soloist with the Quincy Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and the Sunday Music Series.  She chaired the QSO steering committee that created the Quincy Area Children’s Chorus. At Quincy Community Theatre, Mrs. Scholz has appeared in 9 productions, created and directed the QCT Stage Kids, and has served as vocal director for ” Memories II”, “Oklahoma” and “The Wizard of Oz.”.    Also at QCT, she is on staff at Quincy Community Theatre “Triple Threat Musical Theatre Boot Camp”.

Jill Steinkamp is a native of the Quincy area and graduated from Unity High School in 1994.  She received a Bachelors of Arts and Masters in Music Education from Western Illinois University and a Masters in Elementary Education from Quincy University.  Prior to becoming the director of Bands at Quincy Notre Dame High School, she was a music educator and percussion specialist for the Quincy Public Schools since 2003.  Mrs. Steinkamp is also a director and manager of the Parochial Music Association.  She can be seen playing in the Quincy Park Band, Quincy Concert Band, and Quincy Symphony Orchestra.  She also directs the Youth Choir at St. Francis Church and plays music with their contemporary group.  Jill and her husband Nick have been married 20 years have 6 children:  Allison, Jamie, Paul, Isaac, Nathan, and Carter.

 

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