Carmen aims to educate others and be a role model, showing that you do not need to have a perfect hearing to complete what you love doing. Everyone can adapt to different situations and overcome barriers.
Carmen was born Deaf, and has always had a passion for music which led her to become a performer, teacher, and advocate for deaf musicians. She is passionate about making music more accessible for deaf audiences and breaking down barriers to participation in the music industry.
Carmen has completed a Master of Music, where she researched the experience of performing on trumpet with a variation of hearing levels and developed tools to assist people's enjoyment of music. This inspired Carmen's upcoming project Deafinity Flat: bridging the gaps between Deaf and hearing audiences and creating new avenues to experience music using different body senses that can be enjoyed by everyone.