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ROTH, Robert(b.1928)
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ROBERT N. ROTH began his organ study in Pittsburgh, and received his AB from Franklin & Marshall College, where he was chapel organist. He studied with Frank McConnell at St. James Church.

While working towards his MA in English at the University of Virignia, Roth served as organist of Charlottesville's First Methodist Church. After two years as a chaplain's assistant in the U.S. Army, he entered Union Seminary's School of Sacred Music in New York, where he received a Master of Sacred Music "magna cum laude." His teachers include Vernon deTar, Searle Wright, Elaine Brown, and Margaret Hillis.

Roth has held numerous positions as organist and choirmaster, composing many works including "Missa Sancti Jacobi Minoris," which won a prize in 1976 from the Diocese of New York, and author of numerous articles written for such publications as The Living Church, Journal of Church Music, The Diapason, The American Organist, and Opera News. He is the author of "Wond'rous Machine: A Literary Anthology Celebrating the Organ" (Scarecrow Press) and music editor of "Chatter with the Angels: An Illustrated Songbook for Children" (GIA).