Notre Dame Regional High School

Cape Girardeau, MO

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Performing and Visual Arts

Get to know our Performing and Visual Arts Department below.

Department Highlights

    • Notre Dame offers programs in Art, Theatre, and Music
    • The Performing and Visual Arts Hall of fame was founded in 2014 as a way to recognize alumni and past or present faculty who exceed in the arts.

    Visual Arts & Extracurricular Activities

    • The art curriculum includes physical mediums like paper, wood, and canvas as well as digital mediums like Photoshop and 3D design.
    • National Arts Honor Society (NAHS) holds inductions once a year
    • Students participate in the SEMO Art Exhibition
    • NAHS students host a First Friday walk around the art galleries in downtown Cape


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    Theatre & Extracurricular Activities

    • Notre Dame students put on a fall play and spring musical
    • The International Thespians Society is an honor society for students in the theatre arts
    • Backstage Blue is a club that meets once a month to promote theatre appreciation in all areas of theatre production


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    Music & Extracurricular Activities

    • Concert Choir, Men's Choir, and Treble Choir as well as Band compete at the District and State music festivals
    • Encore is an afterschool club that meets to promote the humanities
    • Tri-M Music Honor Society is designed to recognize students for their musical and academic achievements
    • Select Singers promotes all genres of music and serves as the musical ambassadors of Notre Dame
    • Pep band generates excitement at athletic competitions and pep assemblies
    • Music students also participate in the spring musical


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    PAVA Department Staff

    Doug Dirnberger '84

    Head of Art (Performing and Visual Arts Department)

    Cynthia King

    Head of Dramatics (Performing and Visual Arts Department)

    Member of the Communication Arts Department

    Director of the Fall Drama and Spring Musical

    Ellen Seyer

    Head of Music (Performing and Visual Arts Department)

    Member of the Communication Arts Department

    Director of Concert Choir, Treble Choir, Mixed Chorus, and Men's Choir

    Becki Essner '76

    Member of the Performing and Visual Arts Department

    Learning Consultant

    Jim Hindman

    Band Director

    Member of the Performing and Visual Arts Department

    Deana Pecord

    Member of the Performing and Visual Arts and P.E./Heath Departments

    Dance Team Head Coach

    Ben Edwards '98

    Member of the Foreign Language and the Performing & Visual Arts Department