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Anthony Paul De Ritis

Anthony Paul De Ritis

Described as a “genuinely American composer” by Gramophone, Anthony Paul De Ritis is Professor and Chair of the Music Department at Northeastern University in Boston and is also jointly appointed in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group in Northeastern’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business.  He has performed at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Harvard’s Sanders Theatre, Yale’s Woolsey Hall, Taipei’s Zhong Shan Hall, Beijing’s Yugong Yishan, Seoul’s KT Art Hall, and UNESCO headquarters in Paris. 

De Ritis completed his PhD in Music Composition at the University of California, Berkeley, received his MM in Electronic Music Composition from Ohio University, and his BA in Music with a concentration in Business Administration from Bucknell University.  As a student he contracted and managed 112 musicians for the American premiere of John Cage’s Ocean 1-95 with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and scored the music for the Macintosh computer game, Step On It, which won the 1997 MacWorld Arcade Game of the Year.