A native of Caribou, Maine, Micah Maurio began playing the trumpet at age 12. He officially began studying music in 2004 at the University of Southern Maine, where in 2008, he earned a bachelors degree in Music Performance. He was the winner of the first annual Martha Blood Scholarship Competition, the University of Southern Maine Concerto Competition, and the Portland Symphony Concerto Competition. He has also been a returning finalist in the National Trumpet Competition, taking 5th place in the Jazz Division in 2009 and 3rd place in 2011.
Micah is a 2013 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with his Masters Degree in Jazz Composition and Arranging. He has performed with such artists as Herb Pomeroy, Fred Wesley, Trent Austin, Mike Tucker, John Lockwood, Fred Lipsius, Vincent DiMartino, Randy Brecker, Ernie Watts, The Portland Symphony Orchestra, and The Portland Jazz Orchestra. He enjoys a career as a freelance trumpeter, music educator, and composer/arranger throughout New England, and occasionally abroad.
Since 2011, Micah has been a visiting artist in La Universidad Tecnologico de Pereira in Pereira, Colombia as a leader of jazz improvisation workshops with local musicians. He has recorded two full-length albums as a sideman with Dan Gabel and the Abletones, and appears on a wide variety of other recordings as a guest artist.