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Troy Sargent

Troy Sargent


As an experienced performer and teacher I am here to help you improve your technique, work on musicality, look over your school music, prepare for an audition, or even help you start your musical journey! I'm looking forward to meeting you!


Troy Sargent is a freelance trumpet player located in Orange Country, California. He is a popular choice for Weddings, Musicals, Church Services, Concert Performances, and Special Events.

As an educator, Troy has had the opportunity to serve as a Brass Caption-Head, Trumpet Section Instructor, and Guest Artist at various high schools in the Greater Los Angeles Area including Fountain Valley High School, Edison High School, Eleanore Roosevelt High School, Marina High School, Portola High School, and Troy High School. In addition, he is currently on the faculty of the Huntington Beach School of Music as the Trumpet Instructor. Troy especially enjoys teaching students at the High School level and has helped his students nurture a lifelong passion for music.

As a performer, Troy has served as a member of the Disneyland Band and the Synesthesia Sinfonietta. In addition, he has appeared in various venues as a freelancer including: the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Segerstrom Concert Hall, L'église de la Madeleine, the Chateau de Chantilly, Bovard Auditorium, the Clayes Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, Meng Concert Hall, the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, Ramo Recital Hall, the Reno Jazz Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival, and at the Disneyland Resort as well as many theaters, churches, and schools.

Troy completed his Masters in Trumpet Performance at the University of Southern California under the instruction of Thomas Hooten and Jennifer Marotta. Prior to this, he completed a Bachelors in Trumpet Performance from California State University, Fullerton where he studied with Barry Perkins and Malcolm McNab. In addition, Troy has studied extensively with Rudy Arevalos.

When not playing his trumpet Troy enjoys reading, cooking, solving puzzles, hiking, and writing biographical information in the third person.

Hometown: Fountain Valley, California

School: University of Southern California: Thornton School of Music: Master of Music (Major: Trumpet Performance)
California State University, Fullerton: Bachelor of Music (Major: Trumpet Performance)

Years Teaching: 12 - as of 2021

Hobbies: Reading, Cooking, Running

Message To You: Hope to see you in a trial lesson soon! Please reach out if you have any questions.