Michel Smullenberghs was born in 1980 (Tongeren, Belgium) and started his instrumental studies on euphonium with Jan Motmans at the music academy of Tongeren. He continued his studies at the conservatory of Antwerp with teachers Ben Haemhouts and Frans Violet. Due to the limited professional posibilities for a euphonium player Michel decided after a few years to change course and graduated in 2004 as a high school teacher in music and history.
Currently he plays euphonium for the Noord-Limburgse Brass Band and Neanias Wind Band (Beverlo, Belgium).
As a member of the MOBb Big Band he started writing arrangements and compositions for them. To expand his abilities as a composer he was a student of pianist/composer Dagmar Feyen (jazz theory and composition) for a few years. Later on Michel also started to write for wind band and brass band formations and the demand for new arrangements and compositions kept growing.
Michel also has a close connection with the Belgian singer songwriter Jan Swerts as a euphonium player/arranger. He collaborated with him on two cd recordings (label: Universal) which got no less then 4 star reviews in the Belgian press. As a member of this band he plays shows all over the country and abroad.
In 2012 Michel worked as an arranger together with Jan Swerts and Glenn Magerman on the soundtrack for the tv-series 'Zuidflank' which was aired on the Flemish commercial tv station VTM.