GAYTHER MYERS, while considering himself self-taught, studied music composition with Walter Aschaffenberg, and Joseph Wood at the Oberlin Conservatory, with Caesar Bresgen at the Mozarteum, and with Stanley Wolfe at Juilliard. Also as playwright, studied with John Gassner at the Yale Drama School. Productions off-off Broadway and regional productions include Memphis Aside, at Quaigh Theatre, and Hot Gilly Mo, with incidental music, at American Theatre of Actors (for which at the time he received the most promising playwright award), the Musical plays The Benz, at Wooden O Theatre, and Music Theatre of Minneapolis, and My Lord What a Morning, at the Apple Corps Theatre. Of his four operas only selections have been produced. Noteworthy are A Miracle Now and Then, by Opera Columbus, and Terezin. Gayther Myers is transcribing and editing the vast musical legacy of Samuel Gottschall Vaez, an outstanding 18th century composer whose works are unpublished.