Alison Purdy has been the rehearsal accompanist for the Regina Philharmonic Chorus since 1990 and has played for numerous other choirs including the University of Regina Concert Choir and the Juventus Concert Choir. In 2016, Alison received The Jacqui Shumiatcher Arts Award at the YWCA Regina Women of Distinction Awards for her contributions to music. Alison holds a Bachelor of Music Honours degree from the University of Wales, an ARCT diploma in piano performance, and the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics from the University of Regina.