T.J. Troy

Dance Accompanist
Dance Accompanist
MFA, California Institute of the Arts; BM, University of Michigan School of Music; specialized study in North Indian Hindustani Music, Ali Akbar College of Music; extended study of North Indian tabla under Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri; continued study in Arabic percussion under Faisel Zedan, Amir Sofi, and Adel Shams el-Din.

MFA, California Institute of the Arts; BM, University of Michigan School of Music; specialized study in North Indian Hindustani Music, Ali Akbar College of Music; extended study of North Indian tabla under Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri; continued study in Arabic percussion under Faisel Zedan, Amir Sofi, and Adel Shams el-Din; continued study in Persian percussion under Houman Pourmedhi. Prinicpial Percussion/Developmental Director – MESTO; Bass Marimba/Voice – Partch; Drums/Percussion – Mamak Khadem; Percussion/Composer/Music Director – Freshly Squeezed Music Ensemble (FSME); Drums/Vocals/Songwriter – Run Downhill; guest artist – Los Angeles Percussion Quartet. Winner – Gaia Award (Moondance International Film Festival) for musical score to Den Serras’ “Seven Swans.” Appeared at numerous international music festivals including: Sounds of Arabia Festival (UAE 2010); International Book Fair (Mexico 2009); Territoria Festival (Russia 2008); 16th Arab Music Conference (Egypt 2007). Has led percussion programs at Citrus College, Bethesda Christian University, Academy of Creative Education; guest lecturer at CalArts, La Sierra University, and Chapman University.