Carlomagno Araya was brought from Costa Rica to the U.S. on a full performance scholarship granted by Miami Dade Community College south campus' and the University of Miami's prestigious jazz program, Carlomagno moved to Miami in the fall of 1994. His formal musical training includes attending music programs such as the Conservatorio de Castella (Costa Rica- 1982-87), O.S.J. (Costa Rica-1988-1991), Berklee College of Music summer program in 1990 and 1991, M.D.C.C. (Kendall-1994-97) as well as completing his Bachelor's (2001) and his Master's degree (2008) in Jazz Performance at the prestigious University of Miami. Throughout his career, Carlomagno has performed on several Grammy-Nominated Albums.