Multi-Emmy nominated music editor, composer, and guitarist, Troy Hardy, '95, will receive the 2009 Distinguished Alumnus Award during the winter commencement ceremony on December 12. Hardy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music from GVSU in 1995 and is owner of Los Angeles-based Meltro Music. He has completed work as a music editor on over 250 television episodes, including Entourage, CSI, The West Wing, Huff, My Name is Earl and Grey's Anatomy.
Hardy also boasts an impressive list of composition credits, having scored original songs for a multitude of television shows and movie trailers. The accomplished guitarist can be heard playing on the main title theme for TLC's Little People, Big World, and has played with many established Los Angeles artists and Grammy winning songwriters. He has received four Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series and earned Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel nominations in 2008 and 2009 for Best Sound Editing. Added December 2009