Alma’s relationship with music began in her home state of Maryland, United States. First with the violin when she was six years old, and then with the horn, by twelve, studying with Olivia Gutoff. She also studied with Jerome Ashby at the Curtis Institute of Music and, after that, with William Purvis at the Yale Music School, where she obtained her Master’s degree in 2008. Alma has performed in many renowned chamber music festivals such as Artes Vertentes (Brazil), Savannah Music Festival (USA) and Wien Modern (Austria). Also as chamber musician, she performed with colleagues from the Vienna Philharmonic and many others prominent ensembles, such as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the New York Wind Soloists and the Jupiter Chamber Players. She is one of the founders of Decoda, a chamber group dedicated to community engagement through music. Since 2013, Alma is Principal Horn of the Minas Gerais Philharmonic.