Jason Roth (b. 1972 in New York City) has been performed by the California EAR Unit, members of Speculum Musicae and Cygnus, HELIX, the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble, the Olde City Woodwind Quintet of Philadelphia, as well as numerous other ensembles. His principal teachers include Harold Oliver, Jonathan Kramer, Fred Lerdahl, and Milton Babbitt, who Mr. Roth studied with as an associate at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna, Florida. Mr. Roth's Second String Quartet was the recipient of the Bearns Prize in Composition in 1995, and his orchestral score . . .that heaven's vault should crack. . . was a winner of the 1997 BMI Student Composer Awards. Mr. Roth was awarded the Charles Ives Scholarship, given by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, in 1999. He is also a three time winner of the New Jersey Composers Guild Student Composition Competition. Recipient of the Aaron Copland Award, Mr. Roth will be taking residence at the Aaron Copland House in Cortland Manor, New York in the Summer of 2000. Recently the piano piece . . .without knowledge of the morphine dreamer. . . was premiered by pianist Stefan Litwin at the Music in the 20th Century festival in Saarbrucken, Germany. Also, Mr. Roth teaches music at both Columbia and Fordham Universities.