ALLISON SNIFFIN (score preparation) a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and composer, has been a member of Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble since 1996, performing in The Politics of Quiet, A Celebration Service, Magic Frequencies, mercy, Turtle Dreams, Book of Days (concert version), impermanence, Songs of Ascension, and ;On Behalf of Nature. She has collaborated with Meredith Monk on the orchestration of Possible Sky, Night, WEAVE, Realm Variations, and Backlight; arranged Monk’s music for Bang on a Can All-Stars; edited and contributed to two albums of her piano music; and prepared many of her acapella and instrumental works for publication. Sniffin has received grants from Meet the Composer and Concert Artists Guild for her compositions. She is a frequent arranger/orchestrator for The Stonewall Chorale and Melodia Women’s Choir, NYC. She was also winner in the New York Philharmonic's 2017 New World Composition Challenge. Sniffin serves as organist at Middle Collegiate Church and Temple Sha’aray Tefila in NYC.