A native of San Antonio, Aurelia Rocha is currently pursuing a doctorate in Fine Arts Administration at Texas Tech University. She has received a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin as well as Masters degrees in Adult and Higher Education and Cello Performance from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Aurelia has studied with such well-known pedagogues as Phyllis Young and Kenneth Freudigman and shares the knowledge gained from these teachers through her work with String Project at Tech. She enjoys performing with various regional symphonies in West Texas such as the Midland-Odessa Symphony and the Big Spring Symphony Guild. At the close of her studies at Tech, Aurelia plans to continue playing cello, teaching, and advocating for the Arts and Arts education.