Allegra Sorley is a graduate of Ohio University where she received her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance as a student of Dr. Youmee Kim in May 2015. In addition to her piano studies at Ohio University, Sorley pursued a graduate equivalency in Music Therapy. She became a music therapist – board certified (MT-BC) in October
2016 after completing her coursework and a 1040-hour clinical internship working with individuals, of all ages, with intellectual and developmental disabilities. A native of Indianapolis, Allegra moved back to the area after completing her degree and had the opportunity to be the resident artist coach and accompanist for the Indianapolis Opera
during their 2015-2016 season.
Sorley’s recent performances and awards include: Mu Phi Epsilon Music Therapy Scholarship Winner; Ohio Federation of Music Clubs Collaborative Piano Competition Winner; Ohio University’s school of music concerto competition winner, performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with their Symphonic Orchestra; performing live on Chicago’s Classical Music radio station, WFMT, as part of their Impromptu Series; and performing in a two-hour live radio broadcast, Live from WFMT, with her mother, Rebecca Sorley.
Allegra graduated in May of 2013 with her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts, where she studied with Dr. Winston Choi. She has studied previously at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music with Andrè Watts and has performed masterclasses for Orli Shaham, Sean Chen, Martin Katz and Edward Auer, among others. In addition, Sorley has raised thousands of dollars in yearly benefit recitals for organizations including: the American Lung Association, Lymphoma and Leukemia Society, the American Heart Association, Special Olympics, and the International Children's Heart Foundation. Allegra recently accepted the position of musician-in-residence and regional music therapist with The Justus Companies at the Woodland Terrace of Carmel in Carmel, Indiana.