Alison Purdy began studying piano at the age of eight and has been playing ever since. She has been the accompanist for the Regina Philharmonic Chorus since 1990 and has also played for numerous other choirs including the University of Regina Concert Choir and the Juventus Concert Choir. In 2011, she received a Community Service Award from the Saskatchewan Choral Federation for her contributions to choral singing in the province. Alison holds a Bachelor of Music Honours degree from the University of Wales and an ARCT diploma in piano performance as well as degrees in chemistry and mathematics from the University of Regina. She is currently working on a postgraduate degree in mathematics at the University of Regina and has an Erdős number of three.