Alicia earned her Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with Victor Danchenko and Linda Cerone. Her studies continued with Alan Bodman at the University of Akron in Ohio where she received her Master of Music in Violin Performance degree. She was a freelance musician in the Cleveland area for many years and has performed with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Akron Symphony Orchestra, and the Erie Philharmonic. She returned to her hometown of Tucson in 1999, and soon after joined the Tucson Symphony in the 1st violin section. Along with the Tucson Symphony and True Concord, she performs regularly with many arts organizations throughout Tucson. She is also a member of the Aracelli String Quartet.
Although performing is her first love, Alicia believes in the importance of music education and is an active music educator. She has kept a private studio where she taught violin and viola students of all ages, and has been an orchestra teacher in several Tucson area school districts. She was also a Teaching Artist for Tucson Unified School District’s Opening Minds through the Arts program for over 10 years. She is passionate about early childhood music education, and in 2009 formed Coyote Music Together to bring the internationally recognized Music Together program for babies, toddlers, and kindergarteners to more areas of Tucson.