Scott Leithead

Scott Leithead


  • Artistic Director
  • Conductor, Kokopelli
  • Conductor Emeritus, Òran
  • Kokopelli's artistic director, Scott Leithead is the founder and Artistic Director of the Kokopelli Choir Association.

    Kathleen Luyk

    Kathleen Luyk


  • Executive Director
  • Conductor, Òran & Vacilando
  • Kokopelli Choir Association's executive director Kathleen Luyk (née Skinner) manages many of the administrative workings of the organization as well as conducting Òran and Vacilando.

    Kitbielle Pasagui

    Kitbielle Pasagui


  • ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR, KOKOPELLI
  • Kitbielle Pasagui's unforgettable soprano voice and amazing wealth of choral experience make her a wonderful young assistant conductor with Kokopelli.

    Kimberley Denis

    Kimberley Denis


  • CONDUCTOR, SHUMAYELA
  • ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR, VACILANDO
  • Kimberley Denis, M.Mus. Choral Conducting and Vocal Performance (University of Alberta, 2007), B.Mus. (Mount Allison University, 2003), B. Comm. (Mount Allison University, 2003) is known for her energy and enthusiasm both on stage and off, and is sought after as a soloist, choral clinician, and adjudicator for voice and choir.

    Carmen So

    Carmen So


  • CONDUCTOR, KIKIMASU
  • Ms. Carmen So is the founding director of Kikimasu. She is known for her ability to bring fun, energy, and excitement into the music learning process. She completed her Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education combined degrees in 2004, and completed a Master of Education degree in Elementary Music at the University of Alberta in 2015.

    Rachel Majorowicz

    Rachel Majorowicz


  • CONDUCTOR, MONDAY TAMARIKI
  • Having sung with Kokopelli for several years before moving to Òran, Ms. Rachel Majorowicz (Tamariki 1 & 2, Mondays) is a long-time member of our choir organization, who assisted with our children’s choir Kikimasu until starting Tamariki.

    Bryan LeGrow

    Bryan LeGrow


  • ACCOMPANIST, TAMARIKI MONDAYS & KOKOPELLI
  • Bryan LeGrow is an Edmonton based composer, pianist and vocalist. He has completed his Diploma of Music from Grant MacEwan University and his Bachelor of Music from the University of Alberta.

    Tova Olson

    Tova Olson


  • ACCOMPANIST, SHUMAYELA
  • PERCUSSION COACH
  • Tova Olson has been with the Kokopelli Association since 2004 as singer, accompanist and percussion coach. She obtained a BTS (CLBI) and a BA in Music (Augustana) studying classical and jazz piano and hand drumming. She also holds her ARCT in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music.

    Brian  Wiens

    Brian Wiens


  • Member at Large
  • Brian has a lot of experience in management with his work for the federal government.  He sings in Vacilando, and has been on the board for one season.
    He has had two children in the Kokopelli family of choirs.

    Carewen

    Carewen


  • Vice President
  • Carewen's incredible business leadership background, along with his passion for singing makes him a great addition to the organization and the board as a member at large.

    JoAnne Kasper

    JoAnne Kasper


  • Member at Large
  • JoAnne Kasper has a plethora of experience conducting, teaching, and mentoring students as well as working with teachers. Currently she sings with Vacilando.  

    Judy Sills

    Judy Sills


  • Member at Large
  • Judy spent her career as a passionate music educator, so she brings a wealth of experience to the Kokopelli Choirs Association!

    Laura Hawley

    Laura Hawley


  • Conductor, ChandraTala
  • Laura Hawley is a Canadian musician known for her compelling approach to musical leadership and artistic programming, multi-faceted community engagement, and distinctive compositional style. She is the newest addition to the Kokopelli Artistic Team, as conductor of the new upper voices choir ChandraTala.

    Leah Vanderzyde

    Leah Vanderzyde


  • Secretary
  • Leah joined the board in October of 2017 and was appointed Secretary in January 2018. She is a passionate volunteer and organizer, with a great vision for event-based fundraising.

    Margaret Lair

    Margaret Lair


  • Treasurer
  • Margaret's career in information technology, planning, team building, and financial stewardship has made her an excellent treasurer for the Kokopelli Board.  And she sings too!