Troy has his BS in Music Education from Chadron State College, in Chadron Nebraska. He did his Masters study in Choral Conducting at Brigham Young University under Ronald Staheli.
During his time at OUUC, the OUUC choir has sung in several other congregations in the Puget Sound Region, Vancouver, Washington, as well as Corvallis, Oregon. The OUUC choir also toured to Romania, Hungary and Austria, on a trip that united the choir with OUUC’s sister congregation in Kissolymos.
In Olympia, Troy’s musical and stage direction have also been seen on the stages of Harlequin Productions, Capital Playhouse, The Abbey Players, Timberline Theatre Company, and Capital High School.
Around the country Troy worked for 12 years as the staff music director for Utah Musical Theatre in Ogden, Utah, six years as the staff music director for the Toledo Rep in Toledo, Ohio, and two years as the staff music director for the Fireside Dinner Theatre in Ft. Atkinson Wisconsin. In addition Troy has also freelanced at the Lyceum Theatre in Columbus, Missouri, Music Arts Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia, The Black Hills Playhouse in Custer State Park, South Dakota, and The Post Playhouse in Ft. Robinson, Nebraska.