Kim Cousineau Principal Accompanist
Kim received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Victoria and studied privately with Anna Cal, student of Russian pianist Pavel Egorov. He has been involved with numerous operatic and musical theater productions, including Carmen, Hansel & Gretel, and the world premieres of Mary’s Wedding and Rattenbury (Pacific Opera Victoria), Candide and La Voix Humaine (Opera Nuova), Bernarda Alba and The Light in the Piazza (MacEwan Theatre), The Last Resort (Mayfield Dinner Theatre), and Urinetown (Concordia University of Edmonton). Kim was a staff pianist and coach with Vancouver Island summer music programs “In The Key Of Glee” and “A Voce Sola” and with Singspiration in Edmonton. He is in high demand as a choral accompanist in the Edmonton area, working with many groups including Concordia Concert Choir, Da Camera Singers, Vocal Alchemy, Joyful Noise, and Chronos Vocal Ensemble. In 2012, he was the recipient of the BC Choral Federation’s Joyce O. Maguire Award for outstanding long-term service as a choral accompanist. Kim maintains a busy schedule as a collaborative pianist and coach in the Edmonton area.
Rebecca Parsons Choral Assistant
Rebecca Parsons is an award-winning pianist and choral conductor based in Edmonton. Known for her expressive and energetic approach to music, she has directed choirs throughout the city, including The Assorted Singers (Grant MacEwan), The Braille Tones, and the YONA-Sistema Choir, while performing as an accompanist and singer with the Kokopelli Choir Association since 2011. Rebecca is also an experienced piano teacher with a passion for accessibility and innovation in education.
After two fabulous seasons we bid farewell to Rebecca, who will begin a Master’s degree in choral conducting at Portland State University. We have learned so much together, and we wish her all the best!