Carlos Barba completed his undergraduate music degree at the University of Texas at El Paso and is currently working on his masters degree in music performance. He has been an active performer and educator in the El Paso, Las Cruces, and Ciudad Juarez areas for almost a decade. From recital halls to night clubs, Carlos has provided entertainment for a wide variety of audiences. Classical and jazz have been the main focuses of his studies, but he constantly plays other styles such as pop, rock, gospel, funk, country, latin, and electronic music. He has recently released his fourth full-length album..
Carlos is currently employed by UTEP's Music department and teaches classical and commercial piano labs, accompanies voice classes, and provides theory tutoring. Carlos has also been a devoted piano instructor over the last decade. He has taught well over 200 students and is devoted to spreading the beauty and power of music through teaching and performing, specially among young people. Carlos also accompanies ballet classes and is an active musician in the non-profit arts education organization Kids Excel El Paso. He has also had extensive experience as a church pianist. Carlos has studied or taken lessons from Dr. Chris Reyman, Dr. Oscar Machionni, Reggie Moore, Larry Ham, Bert Dalton, Sean Higgins, Dr. Christos Tsitsaros, Mack Goldsbury, Erik Unsworth, and Shaun Mahoney, among others. Carlos has also played with the UTEP Jazz Ensemble for four years and has shared the stage with renowned singers Karrin Allyson, Roseanna Vitro, and Jackie Ryan.