Michael Valerio is a Junior pursuing his bachelors degree in Music Performance at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He studies under Boston Philharmonic's very own Principal Trumpet player, Eric Berlin. At the University of Massachusetts, Michael plays in the Symphonic Band (Conducted by Dr. James P. Miller) as well as the Jazz Ensemble I (Directed by Prof. Jeff W. Holmes). Besides being involved in music, he is also the President of the UMass Disc Golf Club. Michael can also be found participating in the Pioneer Valley Trumpet Guild located in Amherst, MA.