Mr. Carey is a 1986 graduate of Wilson High School, West Lawn,PA. He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA in 1990. He has pursued additional studio at Villanova University, through the University of The Arts of Philadelphia, where he studied with Quincy Hilliard, Jerry Nowak, Ed Sueta, and Denis DiBlasio.
Mr. Carey is in his 30th year of teaching. He has been the band director at Shikellamy High School for twenty two years and the Middle School for 7 years. Prior to his position at Shikellamy, Mr. Carey held the positions of Band Director, Choir Director, Play Director, and Instrumental Music Supervisor at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School, Shamokin for seven years. He taught general music, instrumental and vocal classes. While at Lourdes, Mr. Carey also held the posts of Assistant Marching Band Director at Selinsgrove HS, Marching and Music instructor and Drill designer for Mifflinburg HS, Marching and Music Instructor for Shikellamy High School, Drill Designer for Lewisburg HS and a visual tech for the Reading Buccaneers Drum and Bugle Corps. Mr. Carey was also the Brass Caption Head for the Skyliners Drum and Bugle Corps for 2 years.
Mr. Carey remains active as a performer, composer, and arranger. He has performed with the Reading Pops Orchestra, Susquehanna Valley Chorale, Unico Band, Pottstown Band, Centerport Band, Bucknell University Orchestra, Seasoned Sounds and for musicals for the Rockwell Theater, Warrior Run HS, Selinsgrove HS, Conrad Weiser HS, Milton HS, and Mifflinburg HS and the Skyliners Drum and Bugle Corps. He also performs in Director Jazz and Concert Bands during District and Region Band Festivals and string ensembles at District Orchestra Festivals. Mr. Carey has had original compositions performed at Diocesan Chorus and Jazz Festivals. Mr. Carey has been a member of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, The International Trumpet Guild, and the American Federation of Musicians.