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


  • ASSISTANT 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 Beach

    Rachel Beach


  • CONDUCTOR, MONDAY TAMARIKI
  • 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

    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.

    Jennifer McMillan

    Jennifer McMillan


  • ACCOMPANIST, VACILANDO
  • 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.

    Alex Lucyk


  • Administrative Assistant
  • Alex Lucyk holds a Diploma in Arts and Cultural Management from MacEwan University, and has been working with the Kokopelli Choir Association since September 2013.

    Maxine Charlton

    Maxine Charlton


  • Bookkeeper
  • 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.

    Natasha Lybbert

    Natasha Lybbert


  • CONDUCTOR, WEDNESDAY TAMARIKI
  • 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.

    Rebecca Parsons

    Rebecca Parsons


  • Accompanist, Kikimasu
  • Rebecca Parsons is an award-winning pianist and piano teacher currently studying at the University of Alberta.

    Scott Rollans

    Scott Rollans


  • Media & Promotions Coordinator
  • Scott holds a Masters degree in Communications and Technology, and has handled media relations and promotions for Kokopelli since 2012.

    Susan Farrell

    Susan Farrell


  • Assistant Conductor, Òran
  • Nova Scotia native Susan Farrell (B.Mus. Mount Allison University, M.Mus. University of Alberta Choral Conducting) has been making waves in Alberta the last several years as a rising choral conductor.

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