Anthony Troy's musical journey started as a teenager, inspired by his high school music teacher Tracy Walton. Since then, he has been unable to put his guitar down. Anthony studied under John Stropes, Andrew Lardner and Rene Izquierdo at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee which is the only program in the world to hold a B.F.A. in Fingerstyle Guitar. He is currently studying at Western Connecticut State University as a B.A. in Music with a primary focus in both Jazz and Classical Guitar under Kenny Wessel (Ornette Coleman, Prime Time) and Ted Morcaldi (Matt Whitaker Trio, Mad Satta). Anthony also studies under award winning classical guitarist Tengyue Zhang (GFA 2017) at the Julliard School of Music in New York City, NY.
Anthony is not only a professional performer but also an award winning composer. He was hand selected to score the film "Lost" written by Michael Chen (MTV, CBS) which won both the “Best Film” and “People’s Choice Award” at VISFF and MSFF of 2016. That same year he was signed by FRETMONKEY RECORDS; a record label consisting of 21 artists from a span of 13 countries. After 2 years of composing along with a year of shooting and film editing, Anthony released his first official music video "The Mayo Clinic" which reached a large following and high praise in Turkey, China and the U.S.
Anthony has performed and/or attended master classes with renowned guitarists Leo Brouwer, Jon Gomm, Andy McKee, Don Ross, Antoine Dufour, Calum Graham, Billy McLaughlin, Pino Forasterie, Pierre Bensuan and Alex De Grassi. Currently, he is endorsed by Stonebridge Guitars, John Pearse Strings, G7th Capos and Elite Acoustics.
Over the course of his guitar career, Anthony has traveled throughout the U.S. and Canada to perform hundreds of concerts at public and private events, competitions, contests, universities, venues and annually at both Summer and Winter NAMM. He has also performed for charities and fundraisers including Cancer and M.S. Research Benefits.