Eastern Christian is pleased to welcome Amelia Makus as K-3rd general music teacher and middle school and high school choir teacher.
Makus earned a bachelor’s in Music Education from Clarks Summit University and a master’s in Choral Conducting at Houghton College. She enjoys instilling musical excellence into students of all ages. She loves making music with her family and friends, and enjoys singing professionally. She is a member of Grace Church in Ridgewood, serving in its young adults group.
Tell us about yourself
I grew up in Pompton Lakes, NJ. I love hiking, coffee, playing board games, and making music. I love traveling, particularly to the New England states.
Tell us the story of how God brought you to EC
I’ve known about EC, having grown up in the area, and wanted to work here for a while. My passion for music began at a young age. I’ve sung in choir since elementary school; my desire to use choir music as ministry was instilled in me in high school. That passion, along with God’s direction, guided me through college and helped me focus on choral music. I received music education training from Clarks Summit University, choral conducting training from Houghton college, and vocal training from both institutions. Since graduating in 2020, I worked part-time with the NJHSA Genesis Chorale, assisting the director in rehearsals, concerts, and on tour, while working individually with students. I also worked at Abundant Life Academy, serving as their PK-8th grade general music teacher, supervising chapel music and organizing all-school concerts. God opened the door for me to join the EC community this year and I am so excited to be here, helping our youngest students learn the building blocks of music and encouraging our older students to join their voices together in song.
What sets EC apart?
EC provides excellent, well-rounded, culturally relevant education to students through a Christian worldview. It is difficult for school districts to cover all those bases, and it is exciting to see how EC can care for their students in these ways.