Composer Anthony Paul De Ritis‚ music has been called “infectious”, “persuasive”, and “really cool”. His compositions have been performed throughout Europe, North America and Asia, including the San Diego, Oakland, and New Haven symphonies, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, BMOP, and the Taipei Chinese Orchestra. In 2007 De Ritis composed Melody for Peace for Western orchestra and orchestra of non-Western indigenous instruments. Commissioned by the Melody for Dialogue Among Civilizations Association, this work was premiered by the Prague Philharmonic at UNESCO headquarters in Paris and then reprised by the Orchestra of St. Lukes at Lincoln Center. Chair of the Music Department at Northeastern University, De Ritis completed his Ph.D. in Music Composition at the University of California, Berkeley, and his MBA in high-tech at Northeastern University.