Michael Treni grew up in Falmouth Maine. After high school he attended the University of Miami School of Music where he received a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz and completed course work for a master’s degree in Theory/Composition. Following his graduation, Michael taught at the University of Miami and the Berklee School of Music in Boston. A professional trombonist, Michael has performed with top name artists, including jazz greats Art Blakey, Tom Harrell, Pat Metheney, Doc Severinson & The Tonight Show Orchestra, and Bobby Watson; popular singers Tony Bennett, Tom Jones, and Kenny Rogers; toured with Seals & Crofts; and played in the orchestra of several Broadway shows. As a musical arranger, he has written extensively for jingles, recordings, and film.
In 1985 Michael left the music business to start a technology company, Suffridge & Treni Communications Inc., which in time became one of the top firms in the country specializing in hearing assistance and language interpretation. He holds two U.S. patents for wireless devices and his equipment has been used in courtrooms and corporate conference rooms around the world.
After retiring from business in 1996, Michael returned to the teaching of music and is currently a teacher of instrumental music and theater arts in the Wayne Public Schools, Wayne, New Jersey. In addition to his activities as teacher and author, Michael leads his own professional jazz group with whom he has recorded three CDs, and is active as a theatrical producer. He is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), The Dramatists Guild of America, and MENC.