deLise, Louis Anthony

Louis Anthony deLise (b. 1949)

Louis Anthony deLise is an American composer, pianist, and percussionist. He describes his music as “Post-Genre,” as it often features the juxtaposition of disparate musical elements including serial technique, frequently changing meters, the urgency and drive of rock and roll, and the lush harmonies of 1960’s Cool Jazz.

Dr. deLise was Adjunct Lecturer of Theory and Composition at the Boyer College of Music and Dance (in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). He is the author of The Professional Songwriter, a textbook on songwriting.

Among his many awards are those from the National Flute Association, The International Film & TV Festival of New York, and a number one Billboard magazine hit record with Patti LaBelle.

Louis Anthony deLise is the recipient of a 2023 Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

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