Megan Callaghan McCormick
A passionate choral clinician and educator, Megan Callaghan McCormick holds a Bachelor of Musical Arts from Pacific Lutheran University, and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Central Washington University. Ms McCormick is currently the Director of Choral Activities at Bethel High School and cherishes her time as the Artistic Director of the Endolyne Children’s Choir.
In 2019, Ms. McCormick joined the Seattle Symphony as the music director of the Symphony’s first Community Youth Chorus. Megan believes that youth have exceptional ability, and can create artful and riveting performances. She cares deeply about bringing out each student’s inherent potential, and brings true energy and joy to each rehearsal.
A Northwest native, Ms. McCormick loves spending time on the water or hiking with her fiancé Sam and their dog Amigo. Megan also enjoys photography, embarking on ambitious DIY projects, and all things creative.
An Endolyne Children’s Choir alumna herself, Janelle fell in love with
music and choir as a very young child. After her time as an Endolyne
chorister, Janelle continued her choral education with Vocalpoint!
Seattle, and later went on to sing with the Seattle Symphony Chorale
and the University of Washington Chamber Singers ensemble.
Janelle returned to Endolyne as an employee soon after her time as a
student came to a close, and is excited to celebrate her tenth year
working for the choir. She is currently in her final year of studies
pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University
In addition to music, Janelle loves to pursue a variety of crafty
hobbies, and loves math and puzzles! She is also passionate about
social justice, including disability and mental health advocacy.
Debut Choir Staff Instructor
Alex received his Bachelor’s in Music Education from Pacific Lutheran
University and recently started teaching at Peninsula High School. Holding a passion in choral music and education, Alex finds the most fulfilling part about being a music educator is making close personal connections with his students, helping to ignite their love for singing.
Alex is a PNW native having grown up right here in Washington State in University Place. When Alex isn’t busy teaching, he can be found cooking/ baking something delicious, or hanging out with friends and family or his dog Lucy!
ECC Board of Directors
President: Kathleen Lonergan
Kathleen has served as ECC’s President since 2019. To this role, she brings her passion for music education, her professional background in personal coaching and event planning, and her 25 years of experience serving on a variety of nonprofit boards. She is committed to the long-term health and success of ECC, and is thrilled to work with such an amazing and dedicated group of Board members, as well as ECC’s incredibly talented staff.
Kathleen’s two daughters have sung in ECC for a combined total of 18 years. Her oldest was the first singer to go all the way through ECC, from kindergarten to high school graduation! Kathleen played the violin and sang in choir as a child and young adult, and now enjoys singing loudly when driving alone.
Vice President: Open position (Interested? Email us!)
Secretary: Danielle Jones
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. She enjoyed singing in choir herself as a child, and was happy to find Endolyne Children’s Choir when moving to West Seattle from Denver.
Danielle’s eldest daughter joined ECC in 2014 to continue exploring her love of singing. Her younger daughter 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 their mission. Danielle appreciates that ECC not only provides a safe and fun environment, but also a teaching component.
Choristers walk away with an understanding of music theory, and so much more!
Treasurer: Nate Miller
Marketing Chair: Brandon Sparks
Brandon spent six years in choir through middle and high school, and now has two girls who love singing and musical theater. A native of Olympia, he moved to West Seattle in 2016, and his daughters began singing with ECC 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.
Event Chair: Jill Amsberry
Jill grew up in rural Iowa in a musical family. She participated in band and vocal groups throughout high school and beyond. She was thrilled to find ECC to pass on quality musical education to her two kids. In her free time, Jill enjoys sewing and working to improve her piano-playing skills.
Registration Chair: Jessica Losey
Jessica grew up in a military household and moved around the world, finally settling in Bremerton when she was 14. She tried to learn guitar as a young teenager, but it never stuck; she soon discovered her talents lay in writing and in other artistic endeavors.
When Jessica discovered ECC, she jumped on the chance to give her daughter a head start in music education. Jessica sees her ECC Board membership as a positive way to help the community, as well as an opportunity to model the spirit of volunteerism for her daughter,
Parent Liason: Open position (Interested? Email us!)
Fundraising Chair: Open position (Interested? Email us!)