Alison Heydt has been with The Florida Orchestra since 1991. Originally from Pennsylvania, she received both of her degrees in Ohio. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Oberlin Conservatory and a master’s degree in music from the Cleveland Institute of Music. After completing school, she spent two years with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach before winning her current position with The Florida Orchestra.
Heydt has performed at many summer music festivals, including the Aspen Music Festival, the Colorado Music Festival, the Crested Butte Music Festival and the Britt Festival.
She loves to teach, especially teenagers and adults, and she plays chamber music as much as possible. Heydt is a member of the Executive Board of Tampa Bay Local 427-721 of the American Federation of Musicians.