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.
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.
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.
Having sung with Kokopelli for several years before moving to Òran, Ms. Rachel Beach (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 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 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.
Vacilando’s accompanist Jennifer McMillan is an active member of the Edmonton musical community. She is a graduate of the Music Composition and Piano Performance programs at Grant MacEwan University and has since developed into a sought-after accompanist, vocalist, composer and arranger.
Kathy Sperling is a past member of Vacilando, and served as Kokopelli’s first-ever accompanist in the choir’s earlier years! Kathy is having fun sharing the position of Vacilando accompanist with her colleague, Jennifer McMillan, and is happy to play with the Kokopelli choir family once again!
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 women's choir ChandraTala.
Maxine Charlton started her bookkeeping career in the late 1980's as a volunteer treasurer for her local community association and then a year or so her local church as well.
Ms. Natasha Lybbert (Tamariki 1 & 2, Wednesdays) is very happy to be working with Tamariki! She has been a part of the Kokopelli Choir Association for many years singing with Kokopelli and then Òran.