Heather Broadbent received her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her professors included; Ozzie Lehnert, William Starr, Jennifer John, and members of the Takacs String Quartet. Ms. Broadbent continued her education after the University with world renowned violin soloist, Rachel Barton Pine for five years.
During 2001- 2012, Ms. Broadbent returned to the Chicago metropolitan area performing on a regular basis in three states – Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa. Ms. Broadbent was a member of Wisconsin Philharmonic, Milwaukee Festival City Symphony, and Illinois Symphony. Ms. Broadbent performed regularly with Rockford Symphony, Fox Valley Symphony, Erato Chamber Orchestra, Waukegan Symphony, Green Bay Symphony, and Kenosha Symphony. Ms. Broadbent has also had the opportunity to perform with the Milwaukee Ballet, Bach Chamber Orchestra, Bel Canto Orchestra, Pamiro Opera, Chicago Chamber, Chicago Pops, Chicago Virtuosi Orchestra, Erato Chamber Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber, and Des Moines Metropolitan Opera.