Mike Jauregui began playing trombone at age 4 under the mentorship of his father, professional bass-trombonist, Tony Jauregui. As a young musician, Mike was principal trombonist as well as featured soloist in a large variety of ensembles including the Buddy Rogers Youth Orchestra, the Claremont Youth Orchestra, the Coachella Valley Symphony, the Palm Springs High School Band, and his own Jazz band.
Michael was a recipient of numerous scholarships and awards, among them a four year music scholarship to the University of Redlands, and an annual $5,000 scholarship award from the Palm Springs Friends of the Philharmonic. For three consecutive years Michael was privileged to attend the Idyllwild Summer Music Festival, thanks to scholarship awards from the Idyllwild Association and the Palm Springs Friends of the Philharmonic.
In the summer of 2009, Michael received a grant to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Ian Bousfield, Principal Trombonist of the Vienne Philharmonic, and Dennis Wick, former Principal Trombonist with the London Symphony.
Michael appeared on the President’s Honor Recital and was also a prize-winner in the 2008 University of Redlands Concerto Competition. He was awarded the privilege of performing the Tomasi Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra with the University Orchestra in 2009.
His performance career at the University of Redlands included Principal/Lead trombonist chairs in the University Symphony, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Trombone Choir, Opera Orchestra, Jazz Combo and Brass Quintet. He also held the student trombonist chair in the Redlands Symphony Orchestra led by Maestro Jon Robertson.
After his graduation, Mike ventured to Seattle to pursue a career in furthering his musicianship as a composer, conductor, guitarist, and singer along with his endeavors as a trombonist.