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.
Amy Stagno Bokanev, Music Director
Amy Stagno Bokanev joined the conducting staff of the Endolyne Children’s Choir in the fall of 2010 and was appointed to Music Director at the beginning of the 2011-12 season. Ms. Bokanev holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania. She continues to study voice with Margot Hanson in Portland, Oregon and Michael Warren in New York City.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Ms. Bokanev sang in New York City and throughout the New England region before moving to Seattle, where she lives with her husband and daughter.
In addition to her work with the choirs, Ms. Bokanev works for the Seattle Symphony as the Assistant Artistic Administrator. She has also performed with the Symphony, participating in Discover Music concerts and other children’s programming. Additionally, Ms. Bokanev has sung with the Rainier Family Opera and Puget Sound Concert Opera, and performs with (and is a former board member of) the Ladies Musical Club. Ms. Bokanev also keeps a small private voice studio.
Have a question about the choir? Feel free to send an email to Amy.
Janelle is an Endolyne Choir alumnus and a wonderful soprano who went on to sing with Vocalpoint! prior to joining the ECC staff.
Board of Directors
Kristin’s oldest daughter began singing with Endolyne Children’s Choir nine years ago when she was in kindergarten. Her younger daughter soon followed in her big sister’s footsteps and is now in the Advanced Ensemble. Spending many a Tuesday evening with Endolyne inspired Kristin to join the Board in 2011 to further support the organization’s mission to provide high quality musical education in the West Seattle. When not attending choir rehearsals and performances, Kristin works as the Director of Leased Housing Programs for King County Housing Authority and enjoys attending symphony and opera performances with her family.
Anna Brodie has been living in and enjoying Seattle since 2003 when she began her studies at the University of Washington, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a minor in Music and a minor in Philosophy. Anna’s studies in music led to her work at Seattle Symphony, where she worked with former Music Director, Gerard Schwarz. Anna received her Masters of Business Administration in 2013, with an emphasis in Sustainability from Seattle University. She currently works in business operations and strategy at McKinstry Co. and enjoys serving as an Arts Commissioner for the city of Des Moines, WA, and on-site reviewer for 4Culture and board member for Endolyne Children’s Choir in West Seattle. Anna enjoys exploring new restaurants and this excellent city with her husband and their dog.
Mary Ann Mason
Mary Ann’s involvement with Endolyne Children’s Choir began when her daughter started singing as a first grader. She subsequently joined the Board in 2012. Mary Ann brings experience to the Board as a CPA and consultant to small businesses. She enjoys the harmony of the choir and appreciates the musical education and camaraderie her daughter receives from the choir.
Member at Large
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.
Member at Large
Kathleen has served on the Board since 2008. She is thrilled to be a part of the Endolyne family and to support the choir’s mission to uplift the community through music. She brings to the Board her background in Human Resources and Event Management, as well as nearly two decades of service on a variety of nonprofit boards. Kathleen’s oldest daughter has sung with ECC for ten years and is one of the veteran members of the Advanced Ensemble; Kathleen’s youngest daughter began singing with the Debut Choir as a kindergartner in 2015. Kathleen and her family live in West Seattle.