Perry Roth is on faculty at The College of Wooster, Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, The Hartt School Community Division, and is the saxophone teaching artist for the Yale Music in Schools Initiative. He holds the tenor saxophone chair in the Barkada Quartet, which he joined in the spring of 2017. As an avid performer, he has performed with the Baton Rouge Symphony, the Connecticut Valley Symphony, the Hartt Symphony, the JACK Quartet, the American Modern Ensemble, and the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra.
He previously taught at The Hartt School, University of Hartford (College Division) and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In the summers, he is the saxophone teaching artist for the Yale School of Music, Morse Summer Music Academy. In addition to his collegiate studies, Roth has performed in the Brevard Music Center summer festival, and was awarded fellowships as the first-ever saxophonist at both New Music on the Point in 2014 and Yale’s Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, New Music Workshop in 2018.
He earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance with a minor in music history from The Hartt School, University of Hartford. At Hartt, he was a graduate teaching fellow and recipient of the Regents’ Honor Award, the university’s most prestigious award for graduate students. He earned a Master of Music degree in saxophone performance from Louisiana State University, where he was the saxophone teaching assistant. Additionally, Roth earned a Bachelor of Music Education and a Performer’s Certificate from the University of South Carolina.
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