Michael Mergen is from Lebanon Township, New Jersey. He has studied with Armando Ghitalla, Charles Daval, and Charles Geyer at the University of Michigan and the Eastman School of Music. Mr. Mergen has performed with the orchestras of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and the Republic of Singapore. Currently he is a member of the United States Marine Band Trumpet/Cornet section. Michael is currently completing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.