Career Path: Owner of Meltro Music
Troy Hardy is a multi-Emmy nominated music editor, composer, and guitarist. He is also owner of Metro Music in greater-Los Angeles, California.
Hardy earned a bachelor of art in music from Grand Valley State University in 1995. He moved to Los Angeles the day after graduation to begin recording with a band under Sony Music A&R representative Randy Jackson of American Idol fame. He landed a job as an office assistant with a local music company which composed music for the television show Baywatch, and diligently worked his way into a music editor role. He then expanded to other agencies, working on higher profile shows before branching out on his own.
He has received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series. He also earned Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel nominations in 2008 and 2009 for Best Sound Editing - Music for Short Form Television. While a student at GVSU, Hardy was a resident assistant, played in the Studio Jazz Orchestra, the Laker Marching Band and sang in Festival Chorale. He credits his well-rounded experience at Grand Valley in building the foundation for his success. "It wasn't just my formal education that has made a difference, but rather the experiences outside the classroom that have altered my course in life." Hardy said.