Based in Boise, Carmen has been serving as Principal Clarinet of the Boise Philharmonic since 2015. Additionally, he is Assistant Principal and Bass Clarinetist of the Las Vegas Philharmonic, and spends his summers as Principal Clarinet of the Central City Opera Orchestra where his work in Puccini's Tosca was hailed as "impeccably haunting" by Opera Today. He previously lived in Japan, where he served as Co-Principal Clarinet of the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra. Carmen has worked with international artists such as David Kim, Sir Neville Marriner, Alan Gilbert, Takacs Quartet, Sarah Chang, Michael Collins, Pierre Boulez, and Bernard Haitink. He has also been a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and American Youth Symphony. Carmen has also had the privilege of performing with the Nagoya Philharmonic, Kyushu Symphony, Kansai Philharmonic, Macao Orchestra, and Virginia Symphony. He holds a Masters degree from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Music from DePaul University. Carmen cites his principal teachers as Julie DeRoche, Larry Combs, and Yehuda Gilad.