SAPACOYA

Troy Turriate - Music . Medicine . Healing



SINGING

Learn more about Troy's work as a classical tenor.


SOUND HEALING

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COMPOSING

Learn more about Troy's original music and compositions.


EVENTS

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SINGING


(The above is a clip from a longer performance. View the entire Brahms cycle here)

Troy discovered classical voice singing under James Bass at Blake HS of the Performing Arts in Tampa, FL. He went on to study voice at the Universities of North and South Florida. His teachers include William Brown (Tenor/Opera), Theresa Andrasy (Mezzo/Opera) and Corey Head (Tenor/Early Music.)He currently sings with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus and is a tenor section leader with St. Clement's Episcopal in Berkeley. He is a regular soloist with the Berkeley Bach Cantata Group, and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley. He's a contributor to Tactus SF, and member the International Orange Chorale of San Francisco. He is also a member of the Arete Singers Network and their Miseltoe Carolers.Prior to moving to the SF Bay Area, he sang with the Jacksonville Symphony + Opera Chorus, the Florida Orchestra / Tampa Bay Master Chorale and Opera Tampa.Troy has extensive experience across the classical repertoire in ensembles of all sizes, from acapella chamber ensembles to leading roles in mainstage operas. He truly loves the challenge of singing across all musical styles and idioms (though he especially loves singing the music of JS Bach.)He's sang under many renowned conductors, including:- James Bass
- Michael Tilson Thomas
- Ragnar Bohlin
- Maasaki Suzuki
- Anton Coppola
- Esa-Pekka Salonen
- Jane Glover
- Philippe Jordan

SOUND HEALING


The name 'Sapacoya' is a compound of two Quechua words which calls back to Troy's Inca/Andean heritage and signifies the unity of masculine and feminine elements. This name allows him to honor the medicine traditions of his Peruvian ancestry, which were instrumental in his own healing journey.Troy studied sound healing at the Globe Institute in Sausalito, CA (a state accredited program.) He is a member of the East Bay Healing Collective in Berkeley and of a yet unnamed sound healing ensemble (pictured above) which aims to offer regular events starting Nov. 2023.He specializes in working with trauma/abuse survivors, those struggling with addiction, neurodivergence, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and auto immune disorders. His work focuses on understanding and healing familial and generational trauma. He is an LGBTQIA+ ally.He uses several modalities in session and plays a variety of instruments, including crystal singing bowls, Chinese gongs, Tibetan bowls, tuning forks and percussion instruments. However, he specializes in the use of the human voice to facilitate the healing process and is a practitioner of overtone singing. His sessions also involve Kundalini breathwork.He is currently accepting new clients for private individual sessions, or group sessions / sound baths.(Calendar coming soon!)

COMPOSING


Troy studied composition and electronic music under Paul Reller in the USF SYCOM program. He grew up as a multi-instrumentalist in rock and experimental bands and has written music for most of his life.Troy worked as a freelance composer and sound designer for games and apps before transitioning to work for the SF based Fintech, Stripe, where he's worked for over 8 years.Troy's current writing focus supports his sound healing practice—producing music which assists in the transformational healing process. He is experienced in a broad variety of styles and enjoys the challenge of writing to suit a particular project.He uses a full suite of hardware and software synthesizers, orchestral libraries and live recording equipment.Experimental Works
Game Audio

EVENTS


*Note - This list does not include weekly Sunday engagements with St. Clement's Episcopal

EventDate/TimeLocationLink
Nguyen/Hoang Wedding3/2/2024 - 2pmCathedral Basilica of St. Joseph - San Jose, CAPrivate
Berkeley Bach Cantata Group - (Tenor Soloist + Chorister)1/28/2024 - 2pmSt. Johns Episcopal - Oakland, CAEvent Info
PREVIOUS EVENTS   
Mistletoe Carolers12/24/23 - 7:30pmFamily Holiday Party - San Francisco, CAPrivate
Mistletoe Carolers12/24/23 - 6pmFamily Holiday Party - San Francisco, CAPrivate
A Charlie Brown Christmas - Live!12/23/23 - 2pmDavies Symphony Hall - San Francisco, CABuy Tickets
A Charlie Brown Christmas - Live!12/22/23 - 7:30pmDavies Symphony Hall - San Francisco, CABuy Tickets
A Charlie Brown Christmas - Live!12/21/23 - 2pmDavies Symphony Hall - San Francisco, CABuy Tickets
A Charlie Brown Christmas - Live!12/20/23 - 7:30pmDavies Symphony Hall - San Francisco, CABuy Tickets
Mistletoe Carolers12/16/23 - 1pm - 3pm2100 Chestnut St - Caroling Stroll - San Francisco, CAPublic
Mistletoe Carolers12/16/23 - 6:45pmFamily Holiday Party - San Francisco, CAPrivate
Mistletoe Carolers12/16/23 - 4pm-6pmMarker Hotel - San Francisco, CAPublic
Mistletoe Carolers12/12/23 - 6:45pmInternet Archive Holiday Party - San Francisco, CAPrivate
Holidays with a Twist! - IOCSF Holiday Concert12/10/23 - 7pmThe 222 - Healdsburg, CABuy Tickets
Handel - The Messiah - (Tenor Soloist)12/10/23 - 4pmUnitarian Universalist Church - Berkeley, CAInfo/Tickets
Mistletoe Carolers12/9/23 - 4pm-6pmMarker Hotel - San Francisco, CAPublic
Mistletoe Carolers12/8/23 - 8pmAffordable Housing Group - Holiday Party - San Francisco, CAPrivate
Mistletoe Carolers12/6/23 - 2pmGoogle SF (Spear St) - San Francisco, CAPrivate
Guest Soloist and Chorister12/3/23 - 10amUnitarian Universalist Church - Berkeley, CAUUCB
Holidays with a Twist! - IOCSF Holiday Concert12/2/23 - 8pmSt. Matthew's Lutheran - San Francisco, CABuy Tickets
Holidays with a Twist! - IOCSF Holiday Concert12/1/23 - 8pmChrist Church East Bay - Berkeley, CABuy Tickets
California Festival: From the Edge - Stravinsky - 'Les Noces'11/18/23 - 7:30pmDavies Symphony Hall - San Francisco, CABuy Tickets
California Festival: From the Edge - Stravinsky - 'Les Noces'11/17/23 - 7:30pmDavies Symphony Hall - San Francisco, CABuy Tickets
Brahms 'Neue Liebeslieder' w/ Bryan Baker - Soloist (Quartet)11/5/23 - 1pmUnitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, CAEvent Info
Brahms 'Neue Liebeslieder' w/ Bryan Baker - Soloist (Quartet)11/4/23 - 7pmJarvis Conservatory - Napa, CABuy Tickets
MTT Conducts Beethoven 910/22/23 - 2pmDavies Symphony Hall - San Francisco, CABuy Tickets
MTT Conducts Beethoven 910/21/23 - 7:30pmDavies Symphony Hall - San Francisco, CABuy Tickets
MTT Conducts Beethoven 910/19/23 - 7:30pmDavies Symphony Hall - San Francisco, CABuy Tickets
TTUMC - 170th Anniversary Celebration - Guest Musician10/15/23 - 10:30amTwin Towers United Methodist - Alameda, CARSVP w/ TTUMC
Berkeley Bach Cantata Group - 35th Anniversary Concert9/10/23 - 5pmFirst Congregational Church of BerkeleyBBCG Website
Tactus SF - Cantus Mexicanus8/27/23 - 4pmSt. Mark's Episcopal Church - Berkeley, CAEvent Website
Tactus SF - Cantus Mexicanus8/26/23 - 4pmSt. Matthew's Lutheran Church - San Francisco, CAEvent Website
Britten - War Requiem5/20/23 - 7:30pmDavies Symphony Hall - San Francisco, CABuy Tickets
Britten - War Requiem5/19/23 - 7:30pmDavies Symphony Hall - San Francisco, CABuy Tickets
Britten - War Requiem5/18/23 - 7:30pmDavies Symphony Hall - San Francisco, CABuy Tickets
Music for the Royal Fireworks - Bach Magnificat4/15/23 - 7:30pmDavies Symphony Hall - San Francisco, CABuy Tickets
Music for the Royal Fireworks - Bach Magnificat4/14/23 - 7:30pmDavies Symphony Hall - San Francisco, CABuy Tickets
Music for the Royal Fireworks - Bach Magnificat4/13/23 - 7:30pmDavies Symphony Hall - San Francisco, CABuy Tickets
MTT & Jean-Yves Thibaudet - Villa Lobos - 'Choros No. 10'1/28/23 - 7:30pmDavies Symphony Hall - San Francisco, CABuy Tickets
MTT & Jean-Yves Thibaudet - Villa Lobos - 'Choros No. 10'1/27/23 - 7:30pmDavies Symphony Hall - San Francisco, CABuy Tickets
MTT & Jean-Yves Thibaudet - Villa Lobos - 'Choros No. 10'1/26/23 - 7:30pmDavies Symphony Hall - San Francisco, CABuy Tickets