Troy Herion is a composer, sound designer, music director and improviser. His music brings together interests in fields relating to biology, traditional cultures, visual art, drama, and improvisation. Dramatic collaborations have included music for International Opera Theater, Pig Iron Theatre, The Wilma Theater, The Arden Theatre, and Azuka Theater. He has been nominated for three Barrymore Awards, including the prestigious F. Otto Haas Emerging Artist Award, and his work was pronounced Best Sound Design 2006 in Philadelphia Weekly. In 2008 Troy was awarded an Independence Foundation Fellowship to study and perform gamelan music in Bali, Indonesia with the world-renowned Cudamani ensemble. In 2009 he completed an artist residency at Swarthmore College. Troy is the recipient of the Perkins Prize and Roger Sessions Fellowship of Princeton University, where he is currently pursuing a PhD in music composition.
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