Dr. Carbonari was an elementary and middle school band director for the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for three years. Afterward, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he was a trombonist stationed in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Carbonari has since moved to Maryland and has been teaching and performing again. Mr. Carbonari has a music education degree from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University, and completed his doctorate from West Virginia University.