Carla Ferreira completed a BMus degree, specializing in clarinet performance, at Stellenbosch University with Cum Laude in 2013; also receiving the Rector’s Award for Academic Excellence. Whilst studying towards this degree she obtained her UNISA Licentiate in Clarinet Performance with Cum Laude in 2012.
She continued her postgraduate studies in clarinet performance with a MMus at Stellenbosch University (2016) after which she obtained another MMus degree at the Royal Conservatory of Liége (Belgium) with grande distinction in 2017. Since her return to South Africa she has been an active freelancer both as performer and arts administrator. She currently teaches clarinet and saxophone at Bishops Diocesan College, Frank Pietersen Music Centre and Beau Soleil Music Centre whilst pursuing a PhD in Business Management at Stellenbosch Business School with the hopes of making arts profitable to and within South Africa.