Singer and songwriter, student and teacher, coach and performer—Troy Anthony Small began producing tracks and appearing in poetry slams in the early 2000’s. In 2006, he began formal music theory training, but soon 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.) in May of 2015, and Master of Music with Honors (M.M.) in Vocal Performance in May of 2018—both from The University of Central Oklahoma.
While studying classically, Troy was not outside of the realm of jazz, soul, dance and blues. In 2013, he was a featured soloist in the Duke Ellington Sacred Masterworks Concert at
Mitchell Hall Theater. He also sang second bass in The University of Central Oklahoma’s Chamber Singers and was a regularly featured soloist during their jazz performances covering songs by Maxwell, Alicia Keys, and Fiona Apple—until the spring of 2017. In the summer of that year, Troy began the preliminary recording of songs in the recording tradition of his pre-Classical days, and in October of 2018, he recorded the song Headache, which was released the following month. Troy continues to privately teach students of piano, voice, and music theory. He has been featured vocalist on several recordings and runs a publishing company (Fuh Real Music) as a member of ASCAP.