Jaia K. Alli is a 10th grader at the Westminster Schools in Atlanta, Georgia. She started her musical training on the piano at age 5 and added the cello six years ago. She has attained a Superior Rating for 6 consecutive years in Piano Concerto category and 7 consecutive years in the Piano Solo category in the Georgia Federation of Music Clubs. In the summer of 2018, she received Honorable Mention in the GMTA Pre College Piano Grade 7 Competition and in the Steinway Jr Piano Competition DIV II. She also travelled to Boston University Tanglewood Institute for the Junior Strings Intensive program and last summer participated in the Atlanta Festival Academy Orchestral Camp. She has secured first chair in the GMEA All-State Middle School Orchestra two years straight and has served one year as MYSO's principal cellist. In addition to her participation in High School Orchestra, she is also a current member of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra.
This is her sixth year in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Talent Development Program, and she is excited to further her cello studies. Besides music, Jaia also enjoys track and field, basketball, football, chess, practicing her fluency in French, and spending time with her German Shepard dog, Zippy.