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Singer and songwriter, student and teacher, coach and performer—Troy began writing music and appearing in poetry slams in Tulsa during the early 2000’s. In 2004 he focused on music theory & production and began studying at Tulsa Community College. In 2006, he began formal theory training, but soon shifted focus from theory and production to performing 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 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, he recorded the song "Headache," which was released on November 2 of that year. 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.
Honors and Awards
- 2018: Golden Key International Honour Society induction
- 2018: Pi Kappa Lambda induction
- 2014: Delta Epsilon Iota induction
- 2010: Phi Theta Kappa induction
- University of Central Oklahoma’s Robert Glenn Rapp Upper Level Music scholarship
- University of Central Oklahoma’s Presidents Honor Roll
- University of Central Oklahoma’s Vocal Arts Award
Professional and Community Involvement
- 2016: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
- 2011 – 2012: Hyechka Music Society of Tulsa
- 2011 – 2012: American Federation of Musicians—Local 94: Tulsa
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