Elliot Z. Levine was a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Western Wind Vocal Ensemble. During his 47-year tenure with the ensemble, he composed and arranged many pieces for the group. He has appeared as a soloist with such groups as Musica Sacra, the Rome Opera, La Fenice, the Mannes Camerata, Music at Ascension, the Ensemble for Early Music, the Folger Consort and the Kalamazoo Bach Festival. He received his M.M. from the Manhattan School of Music, his B.A. from Queens College and has also studied at the Orff School in Salzburg. He is the High Holy Day Cantorial Soloist at Shirat Hayam in Nantucket, MA. Levine is published by Shadow Press, Harold Flammer Inc., Transcontinental, E.Henry David, Plymouth, Colla Voce, and Willis Music Co.