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Troy began as a singer-songwriter, producing music and appearing in poetry slams in Tulsa during the early 2000’s. In 2004 he began studying music theory and in 2006, he began formal theory training. Soon after, he shifted focus from theory and production to opera and classical voice. For over a decade he studied, tutored, and performed classically, culminating in the awarding to the degrees of Bachelor of Music (B.M.), and Master of Music with Honors (M.M.) in Vocal Performance—both from The University of Central Oklahoma.
Past operatic roles include “Sherriff of Richmond” in Flowtow’s Martha, “Donkey” in Henry Mollicone’s Starbird, “Belcore” in Donizetti’s, L’Elisir D’Amore, as well as “Sarastro” and “Sprecher,” in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.
Troy has also been a featured soloist in other oratorio including Faure’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and Haydn’s Creation. In February of 2019, he was the baritone soloist for the oratorio Dear Mrs. Parks in collaboration with the Ambassador’s Choir.
While studying classically, Troy was not outside of the realm of jazz, soul, dance and blues. In 2013, he was a featured soloist on composer Michael Colgrass’s recording of Zululand and in the Duke Ellington Sacred Masterworks concert at Mitchell Hall Theater. He sang second bass in The University of Central Oklahoma’s Chamber Singers and was a regularly featured soloist during their jazz performances until the spring of 2017.
In October of 2018, Troy recorded the pop/jazz song Headache, which was released on Spotify, TIDAL and Apple Music the following month. He followed it up with the release of “Where Are You” in April of 2019.
Also in October of 2018, Troy signed on to make his film debut in the upcoming 1984 Studios production of Dessert Island (yes, that’s how it’s spelled). Currently in production and slated for release in 2021, it will co-star Troy along with John & Aaron Souders, hosts of the Tower Theatre podcast We Apologize for the Inconvenience. Troy is also the vocalist to the soundtrack of the studio’s 2019 release Ending of Day, directed by Mat Miller.
Troy continues to privately teach students of piano, voice, and music theory while running a publishing company as a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).