Allegra Hein

Board Certified Music Therapist
Health-related organization
Organization/Affiliation (no abbreviation): 
Eskenazi Health
Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States
Short biography and a description of your interest(s) in music and health: 
Allegra Hein, MM, MMT, MT-BC, currently serves as the Arts & Engagement Coordinator at Eskenazi Health, a safety-net health system in Indianapolis, Indiana. Allegra primarily coordinates the Marianne Tobias Music Program which provides weekly live performances at the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital. Through the gift of an endowment and donation of a concert grand piano, the Marianne Tobias Music Program at Eskenazi Health is dedicated to providing high-quality performing arts experiences for patients, staff and visitors. Marianne Tobias, Ph.D., was a resident musicologist, accomplished pianist, lecturer and program annotator for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, who helped Eskenazi Health launch the namesake program in 2013.

The piano, located in the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation Concourse on the Eskenazi Health downtown campus, is accessible to the public 24 hours a day and has been played by world-class musicians and amateur music lovers alike. Performances are free, open to the public and live-streamed to patient rooms in the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital.

Past performances have featured: renowned soprano Angela Brown, Latin jazz ensemble Pavel & Direct Contact, Middle Eastern music ensemble Salaam, string trio Time for Three, the American Pianists Association Awards finalists, and members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

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. Additionally, Allegra performs regularly throughout Indianapolis as a collaborative pianist, serves as principal keyboardist for the Carmel Symphony Orchestra, and provides music therapy consultation to local arts organizations.
Collaboration Interests: 
Music Therapy Consultation
Arts in Health