Troy Anthony Small
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Troy Anthony Small

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
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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 2018, Troy released Headache, followed by Where Are You in April 2019, Free (Is It Just Me) in June 2020, a cover of Quincy Jones' 1974 hit If I Ever Lose This Heaven in May 2021, and a remixed version of Headache. 

Troy is also the vocalist to the soundtrack of 1984 Studio's 2019 release Ending of Day, directed by Mat Miller.

In December 2020, Troy made his Painted Sky Opera Debut as King Balthazar in Gian-Carlo Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors."

Troy continues to teach while writing, performing and recording.

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