Ms. Loer spent most of her school years in San Antonio, TX. She was an active member of Reagan High School choir, under the direction of Jo Scurlock-Dillard. After graduating high school, Ms. Loer attended Southwestern University, where she studied with Dr. Ken Sheppard. During her senior year, she served as president of the Delta Nu chapter of international music fraternity Delta Omicron. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor of music in music education. Ms. Loer then continued her education at Stephen F. Austin State University, where she studied choral conducting with Dr. Tim King, earning master of music. While doing her graduate work, she taught choir at Regents Academy, a private Christian school.
Through her participation in high school and University choir, Ms. Loer has had the opportunity to perform in many European locations, including London, Paris, and a number of cities in Italy, Austria, and the Czech Republic. She was also part of a group from Southwestern University that performed at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai China, as well as the SFASU A Cappella Choir which performed at the 2012 Southwestern ACDA Convention. Ms. Loer sings with Suono Chamber Choir under the direction of Alexander Bruce in her free time.
Ms. Loer is a member of professional associations TCDA and TMEA. She has been a member of the Facilities Team for the TMEA convention since 2015. Ms. Loer has served TMEA Region 27 as section leader for the Region Honor and Treble Choirs, as well as Region Treble Choir Coordinator from 2016-2018. She is currently the Region 27 Vocal Division Secretary, a position she has held since 2017. Ms. Loer worked as the Associate Director of Langham Creek High School from 2013-2019, and began her current job as Head Director in August of 2019.
Ms. McCallum grew up in Cypress, TX and spent all of her high school years at Langham Creek High School. There she was an active participant in LCHS Choir under the direction of Christopher Fiorini and in her senior year, was Choir Council President. After graduating high school, Ms. McCallum attended the University of Houston, where she studied with Dr. Betsy Cook Weber and was a recipient of the Terry Foundation Scholarship. At UH, she became the Student Director of the top mixed ensemble, Concert Chorale, during her senior year, and she was the director of one of the student-led ensembles, Floreat, for a year. Throughout her life, Ms. McCallum also has taught piano through her own private studio.
Ms. McCallum has had the opportunity to sing at TMEA in 2016 and 2017, ACDA and NCCO in 2017, and travel to Hungary for the Bela Bartok International Choral Competition in 2018 during her time at the University of Houston. While in Hungary, her competition choir from UH was awarded the Grand Prix prize for the entire competition.
Ms. McCallum performs with Suono Chamber Choir under the direction Alexander Bruce and Cantare Houston under the direction of Amy Solberg during her free time, and she also loves to snuggle with her dog, Tally, at the end of a long day.