Miss Julie Winter

Music Teacher



My name is Miss Julie Winter and I am the new general music teacher and director of the Bulldog Chorus at St. James School! I am a 2008 St. James alumni but feel like I never left the school after I graduated. I went on to Prospect High School and then graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music with an emphasis in choral music education. This will be my second year of teaching music. I have always loved working with children and watching them grow and I knew that sharing my love for music with them would be the best job on the planet!

As a life-long parishioner of St. James Parish I have been singing ever since I was in the 2nd and 3rd Grade Parish Choir! Currently, I participate in the 10:00 Choir as a choir member and cantor and as a flute instrumentalist. As a St. James student I had many wonderful opportunities to participate in choir and band. I am excited to now have the opportunity to work alongside my former flute teacher, Mrs. Mary McDermott. Isn’t that so awesome!? This year St. James students will be singing, moving, dancing and playing all kinds of instruments in general music! As the psalmist once sang “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord” and that is exactly what we will be doing this year in general music! 



K-8th Christmas Program- Thursday, December 19, 2019 @ 1:30 PM in the Parish Center

K-5th End of Year Show- TBD


SJS Music Mission Statement:

Students who leave St. James School will be able to be appreciative of a wide variety of music and recognize that music is for everyone inside and outside of the classroom. Each student will be a confident communicator, an inspiring collaborator, an expressive creator and joyful critical thinker that will also understand a basic understanding of music literacy. Knowledge in music literacy will help guide students to make connections between different genres of music while exploring in an active and safe classroom environment. Students with ultimately be able to grow as musicians and as individuals in a well-rounded atmosphere while also getting the opportunity to express themselves in their creativity.

My Mantra: Music is the best version of yourself. Express Away!