The Endolyne Children’s Choir was founded in September 2003 as a non-audition community choir serving the greater West Seattle area. Choristers learn fundamentals of music theory, vocal training, and performance skills.
We work in a fun environment that promotes music appreciation, teamwork, and self-confidence. The choir performs choral concerts throughout Seattle, and stages musicals. All boys and girls who like to sing are welcome – no audition necessary.
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Megan McCormick, Music Director
Megan joined the Endolyne Children’s Choir conducting staff in February, 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Musical Arts degree from Pacific Lutheran University, and a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Central Washington University. In addition to her position with ECC, Megan is the Director of Choral Activities at Bethel High School and heads the Voice Department at the Paradise Theater in Gig Harbor. She also sings in the Seattle Symphony Chorale and participates in local musical theater.
Megan’s hobbies include photography, playing with her chihuahua (named Amigo), and collecting first-edition fairy tales and Agatha Christie novels. And, of course, all things musical! In Megan’s own words, “I love music because the work is never done. There is always another chord to tune, another note to shape, and another heart to touch. Music is a life-long chase, and I intend to chase its beauty for all of my days.”
Have a question about the choir? Feel free to send an email to Megan.
Janelle joined the Endolyne Children’s Choir staff in 2010 as the Choir Assistant. She was promoted to Assistant Conductor in 2015 and to Staff Instructor in 2018. An alumnus of Endolyne Choir herself, Janelle discovered her passion for music as a young child. After retiring from her days as an Endolyne chorister, Janelle went on to receive a majority of her music training through Vocalpoint! Seattle.
In addition to her work with ECC, Janelle is also a Choir Assistant for the Northwest Boychoir Apprentices. She currently studies voice with Jessica Milanese, and sings as a member of the Seattle Symphony Chorale. Janelle has an Associate of Arts degree from South Seattle College and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education at the University of Washington.
Board of Directors:
Kathleen is thrilled to be a part of the Endolyne Children’s Choir family, and to support the choir’s mission to build confidence and music appreciation in children while uplifting our community with song. Kathleen sang in choir and played violin through her childhood and college years, and understands firsthand the lifelong benefits of quality musical education. She has served on the ECC Board for several years in various roles, including Secretary and Choir Coordinator.
Kathleen’s background is in Hospitality and Event Management, and she has over two decades of service on a variety of nonprofit boards, including West Seattle Little League and the Community School of West Seattle. For the past 11 years she has worked as a coach/mentor to young adults in the J-1 visa program. Kathleen’s two daughters have sung in ECC for a combined total of 15 years (so far!) She and her family live in West Seattle.
Danielle is an elementary school educator with a passion for music and movement. She earned her Master’s in Childhood Education from Mercer University, and has served on multiple nonprofit boards, including as president of the board of directors at Denver Cooperative Preschool.
Danielle enjoyed singing in choir herself as a child, and was happy to find Endolyne Children’s Choir when moving to West Seattle from Denver. Her eldest daughter Ella joined the choir in 2014 to continue exploring her love of singing. Her younger daughter Ivy followed in 2017, having watched her older sister sing and perform over the years. With two children in the choir, Danielle decided to join the board in support of its mission. She appreciates that ECC provides not only a safe and fun environment, but also a teaching component. Choristers walk away with an understanding of music theory, and so much more!
As a child growing up in California, Nate played brass, but always wished that he could sing. After a stint in Wisconsin, Nate arrived in Seattle in 2005 to take a job at Safeco Insurance. He moved to West Seattle in 2009 and has loved the community ever since. Nate’s daughter, Adelaide, joined Endolyne Children’s Choir in 2015. After seeing the three choirs perform Winter Fantasy together, Nate was hooked on ECC.
Nate is a mathematician by training, and a product manager by trade. He is thrilled to put his numerical skills to use as ECC’s treasurer.
An Iowa native, Jill participated in a strong, school-based choir program and was involved in audition-based music groups, providing her with a lifelong love of and commitment to music and music education. Now a Seattleite for almost two decades, she was thrilled when her daughter joined Endolyne Children’s Choir. The music education is high quality, and the whole family is excited for the opportunity to be involved in an welcoming musical community. Jill brings a background in community engagement, marketing and outreach to her role on the board.
Brandon spent six years in choir through middle and high school and now has two girls, Addie and Rory, who love singing and musical theater. A native of Olympia, he moved to West Seattle in 2016 and the girls began singing with Endolyne Children’s Choir shortly thereafter.
Brandon is the Founder and General Manager of the Oly Town Artesians semi-pro soccer team in Olympia, is the play-by-play voice of the Tacoma Stars indoor soccer team, and has broadcast Shelton football games and Saint Martin’s basketball games. He is also a freelance graphics designer and social media manager.
Jessica grew up in a military household and moved around the world, finally settling in Bremerton when she was 14. Though she tried to learn guitar as a young teenager, it never stuck; she instead developed her talents as an artist and writer.
When Jessica discovered ECC, she jumped at the chance to give her daughter, Aria, the head start in music that she wouldn’t have received at home. Jessica sees her Board membership as a positive opportunity to lead by example, modeling for Aria the importance of helping out in the community. As the Registration Chair, Jessica onboards new choir members and their families, ensuring they feel welcomed and supported.
Maria is the Executive Director of Northwest Choirs and the Choir Director for NW Boychoir Apprentices and Preparatory Choir. She was the Music Director for Endolyne Children’s Choir from 2003-2011. An accomplished vocalist, Maria frequently performs as a session singer for movie and video game soundtracks, and has also appeared locally as a soloist for numerous events. She lives in West Seattle with her husband.