Jason Haney was born in Dallas, Texas, and educated at Austin College, where he was a National Merit Scholar. His music can be heard on Centaur Records, Parma Recordings, and Capstone Records, all available through Amazon, and is published by Liber X Music. His works have been performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Scotia Festival, Music2000 in Cincinnati, the Composers Inc. concert series in San Francisco, Richmond’s ChamberFest, the Staunton Music Festival, and elsewhere throughout the US, as well as in Canada, Europe, South America and Hong Kong, and by groups such as the New Millennium Ensemble, the Chester Quartet, the Sunrise Quartet, Colloquy, the Indiana University New Music Ensemble, the Berliner Kapella and the American Modern Ensemble. His Symphony No. 1 was premiered in January, 2008, by the orchestra of Freiberg, Germany, and later performed by the Indiana University Symphony Orchestra. He has won awards and honors from ASCAP, the National Association of Composers USA, the Music Teachers’ National Association, the Washington International Competition, top honors in the University of Oregon’s international Waging Peace Through Singing competition, the Berliner Kapella Composition Prize and a Dean’s Prize from the Indiana University School of Music, where he studied composition with Claude Baker, Frederick Fox, Donald Freund and Eugene O’Brien and completed a doctor of music degree. He has earned residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Ragdale Foundation and the Deer Valley Institute. He is currently on the faculty of the School of Music at James Madison University.