Allegra Hein received her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance and Music Therapy from Ohio University. Hein has previously studied with Dr. Rebecca Sorley, Mrs. Dorothy Munger, Dr. Karen Taylor, Dr. Richard Ratliff, André Watts, Dr. Winston Choi, and Dr. Youmee Kim. Recent awards include receiving the Mu Phi Epsilon Laverne Jackson Memorial Music Therapy Scholarship and earning first prize in the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs Collaborative Piano Competition. She has been featured live on WFMT, Chicago’s Classical Music radio station, as a soloist and with her mom Dr. Rebecca Sorley. Allegra has been a regular collaborator with the Indianapolis Opera since 2015. Select involvement includes participating as coach and collaborative pianist for 5 resident artist seasons, performing the American premiere of Mansfield Park, and collaborating with world-renowned soprano Angela Brown. Allegra has been a board-certified music therapist (MT-BC) since 2016 and has experience working with older adults and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Currently, Hein is the Program Coordinator for the Marianne Tobias Music Program, a live music performance-based program at Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis’s essential hospital. Allegra joined the Carmel Symphony Orchestra as principal keyboardist in 2021 and is thrilled this season to share the CSO stage with her dad, hornist Darin Sorley.