Alia Kuhnert began playing trumpet at age ten in her home town of San Francisco, where she would eventually major in trumpet at the San Francisco School of the Arts High School. Alia attended the Summer Brass Institute in 2012 and 2013. As a brass fellow she collaborated with Joseph Alessi, principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic, Øystein Baadsvik, international tuba soloist, and Thomas Hooten, principal trumpet of Los Angeles Philharmonic. Alia is a graduate of the New England Conservatory where she majored in Trumpet Performance and performed with NEC’s Philharmonia, Wind Ensembles, Opera, Jazz and Chamber Orchestras. Committed to education, Alia is on the trumpet faculty at Cazadero Music Camp in California. Alia is currently pursuing her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Trumpet Performance at Stony Brook University, studying with Kevin Cobb.