• BM, recording sciences, Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University
  • BM, piano performance (studied with Marian Hahn), Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University
  • MM, piano accompanying/chamber music (studied with Lambert Orkis), Temple University 
  • MM, piano performance (studied with Charles Abramovic), Temple University
  • DMA, piano performance (studied with Harvey Wedeen), Temple University
  • Professional Studies Certificate, (studied with Charles Abramovic), Temple University

In demand as both producer and engineer, Pasbrig has been the recording engineer for the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University since 1998 and was appointed Assistant Professor of Music Technology and Director of the Boyer Recording Studio in 2011. Former students are working in radio, television, and the audio industry around the world. He records regularly for radio, television and CD, and in addition to the BCM&D label, his work can be found on the Naxos, Centaur, Albany, and Parma labels. He has worked with a diverse range of groups such as the Anne Sophie Mutter foundation (Germany), composer Michael Kamen, the Philadelphia Chamber Ensemble, jazz trumpeter Terell Stafford, and many others.

As pianist, Pasbrig is equally in demand as soloist, chamber musician, pedagogue and adjudicator. He has played in Carnegie Hall, the Kimmel Center, Seoul Performing Arts Center (Korea), The Kennedy Center, and many others. New York Times columnist Rena Fruchter calls him a brilliant and versatile artist, and says he has a rare ability to reach across into the audience. As a pedagague, he gave 10 days of masterclasses and lectures in Northeastern China for the Forren School of Music in Beijing, and has served on the adjudicating committee for the Fulbright Scholarship.