Anthony De Ritis

Professor and Chair of the Music Department, in the College of Arts, Media, and Design

Anthony De Ritis is Professor and Chair of the Music Department, in the College of Arts, Media, and Design. An active composer, De Ritis led Northeastern’s Creative Industries initiative, which exists at the intersection of digital media, information technology and business entrepreneurship. As an entrepreneur, he is the founder and lead developer of the Online Conservatory, a collaboration between the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Northeastern University, which has been featured in the New York Times, Newsweek, and the Boston Globe. The Online Conservatory allows viewers to explore BSO programs in-depth before their performances; in 2005 it was declared a “best practice” in “integrated” or “left-brain” marketing by Forrester Research. De Ritis completed his Ph.D. in Music Composition at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his M.M. in Electronic Music Composition from Ohio University under Mark Phillips and his B.A. in Music with a concentration in Business Administration from Bucknell University. De Ritis also holds a certificate in Internet Technologies and a Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in high-tech.