Allison McNeal has played the violin since age 4. She received a Bachelor’s in Violin Performance from the Hartt School of Music (summa cum laude) and a Master’s in Violin Performance from Boston Conservatory. Allison attended music festivals such as Atlantic Music Festival, the School for Strings Chamber Music Workshop, Killington Music Festival, and Luzerne Music Center. She was the recipient of a number of awards including the Boston Conservatory Award, the Hartt Performing Arts Scholarship, and the Douglas Cox Violin Scholarship. Allison appeared with the Harlem Symphony Orchestra, Chelsea Symphony, Spectrum Symphony, One World Symphony, Manhattan Symphonie and Boston Opera Collaborative where she acted as the assistant concertmaster. Allison is also currently on the violin faculty of Turtle Bay Music School and the Bronx House School of Music.