Carsten Rubeling is originally from Rock Mountain House, Alberta and studied at Toronto's Humber College under Alastair Kay and Pat LaBarbera. Carsten lived in Berlin for a period before returning to Alberta in 2008 to take a position in the Jazz department at Calgary's Mount Royal University. He has recently returned from New York, where he was on a grant studying at the Aaron Copland School of Music, and received his M.A. in composition under the guidance of Michael Dease and Michael Philip Mossman. Carsten has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Canadians Seamus Blake, David Braid, and Ingrid Jensen and has opened for Branford Marsalis, Christian McBride, and Dianne Reeves.