Aja has been playing the violin for over 20 years. She received her Bachelor's of Music from the University of Minnesota in 2011 under the tutelage of Mark Bjork, and her Master's of Music from Louisiana State University in 2013 studying with Espen Lilleslatten. Since then she has performed with many regional orchestras and is currently a member of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and serves as principal second violin with the Buffalo Community Orchestra.
Recently, Aja completed her teacher training for Suzuki Book 1 for the cello. She has also completed trainings for violin and viola through Suzuki Book 4. Follow the link for more information about the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
Orchestral playing is the focus of her career but Aja is also a member of the Latin jazz group Charanga Tropical. In June 2015 she traveled to Havana with the group to become the first band from the United States to participate in the International Danzon Festival.