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     Troy Armstrong (b.1990, Tulsa, OK) is a composer, arranger, and conductor currently based in Overland Park, Kansas. He has won numerous awards for his original compositions including the MENC Collegiate Composition Competition, and the New Music for Orchestra and New Music for Wind Ensemble Competitions at the University of Southern California. Most recently, Troy's orchestra piece, "Supercell", was named the winner of the Marilyn K. Glick Young Composer's Competition. As the winning entry, it received performances by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra during their subscription season concerts. Troy is also a recipient of the USC Discovery Scholars prize and was awarded a departmental award from the USC Thornton composition department for his musical achievements as an undergraduate.

     Troy's most recent piece, "The River of Light", will be premiered by a group of over 200 musicians and singers in Spring of 2017 to dedicate the unvealing of the Resurrection Window in Leawood, KS. Designed and fabricated by Judson Studios in California, this window, once installed, will be the largest single stained glass window in the world measuring approximately 30 feet tall and 100 feet wide.
     He enjoys collaborating with a myriad of ensembles and organizations and has had the priviledge of composing music for groups such as the Blue Valley School District, the A.I.M Ensemble in Los Angeles, HEAR NO EVIL, the Music for Special Occasions trio in Kansas City, and the Church of the Resurrection Choirs and Orchestra. His works have been performed in the USA and Europe in venues such as the Kennedy Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C. and Cadogan Hall in London, England.

     During the University of Kansas’ 2007-2008 basketball season (the year the team won the NCAA National Championship), he was the premiere composer for their Jayhawk Basketball Television Network. Troy is currently composer/arranger with the Church of the Resurrection music department in Leawood, KS where he arranges music for their choir and orchestras on a weekly basis.
     When not composing, Troy loves watching Federer beat Nadal. A meteorologist wanna-be, Troy also closely follows the weather in his hometown of Overland Park, Kansas, located in the heart of Tornado Alley. He also enjoys playing the bassoon and piano in his spare time. 

     Troy is a member of ASCAP and the Pi Kappa Lambda music honors society and holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin (M.M.) and the University of Southern California (B.M.). His past teachers include Dan Welcher, Donald Grantham, Yevgeniy Sharlat, Frank Ticheli, Morten Lauridsen, Stephen Hartke, and Donald Crockett.

Short Bio:

     Troy Armstrong (b.1990, Tulsa, OK) is a composer, arranger, and conductor currently based in Austin, Texas. Recently, Troy's orchestra piece, "Supercell", was named the winner of the Marilyn K. Glick Young Composer's Competition. As the winning entry, it received performances by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra during their 2013-14 season. When not composing, Troy loves watching Federer beat Nadal and closely following the weather in his hometown of Overland Park, Kansas, located in the heart of Tornado Alley. Troy is a member of ASCAP and holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin (M.M.) and the University of Southern California (B.M.).