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Former Spin Doctors guitarist to work with TROY students

Anthony Krizan, who was lead guitarist for the Spin Doctors, will perform and teach during the Troy University MIC Check Invitational April 4-5.

Anthony Krizan, who was lead guitarist for the Spin Doctors, will perform and teach during the Troy University MIC Check Invitational April 4-5.

Songwriter, producer and former Spin Doctors lead guitarist Anthony Krizan is the special guest artist at Troy University’s MIC Check Invitational April 4 and 5.

Presented by the TROY Music Industry Program, MIC Check is an annual music and entertainment industry experience for high school and college students.

This year’s event takes place at the…

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TROY alum working with stars at Nashville Songwriters Association International

Leah Hudson, who graduated with a degree in anthropology and a minor in music industry, now works with a renowned songwriting organization.

Leah Hudson, who graduated with a degree in anthropology and a minor in music industry, now works with a renowned songwriting organization.

With four months still to go before graduation, Troy University student Leah Hudson found herself working for the biggest not-for-profit songwriting organization in the world.

It was quite a unique situation for a college student, particularly one majoring in anthropology.

Hudson’s unlikely journey began as an undergrad when she developed an interest in the cultural…

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Former Letterman trumpeter Al Chez visits TROY

Al Chez performs during TROY's 2018 MIC Check. (Photo courtesy of Ilium Records/Adam Diamond)

Al Chez performs during TROY's 2018 MIC Check. (Photo courtesy of Ilium Records/Adam Diamond)

It takes a lot to impress a musician who has played alongside Stevie Wonder and David Bowie.

But renowned trumpet player, entertainer and bandleader Al Chez walked away from Claudia Crosby Theater last week “blown away” by the talent at Troy University’s MIC Check event at Claudia Crosby Theater.

MIC Check is a music and…

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POPulus puts music industry students in the spotlight

POPulus is a pop music ensemble consisting of TROY student musicians from a wide array of backgrounds and genres.

POPulus is a pop music ensemble consisting of TROY student musicians from a wide array of backgrounds and genres.

Hip-hop, hard rock and country aren’t musical genres typically associated with university bands.

But a group of Troy University students, under the guidance of faculty member Robert Smith, is not only writing and recording within those genres, but performing at area festivals and even releasing albums.

POPulus is TROY’s pop music ensemble, which gives students…

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Professional rock drummer Jason Sutter works with TROY music industry students

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