Dr. Louis deLise
Louis Anthony deLise is an award-winning composer, record producer, arranger and
conductor. His compositions for soloists and ensembles have been recorded and
are often performed worldwide. His arranging and conducting work appears on
albums alongside that of many of the world’s top pop artists including, Carlos
Santana, Sheila E., Wynonna Judd, Kanye West, CeCe Winans and Paul Shaffer.
Louis deLise was arranger and conductor for Robert Hazard (writer of“Girls Just
Wanna Have Fun”) and Grammy® winners Patti LaBelle and Halestorm in concert
performances and recordings. He arranged and conducted on two albums for Miss
LaBelle: Timeless Journey and her number one hit, The Gospel According to Patti
LaBelle. Additional songwriting, composing, arranging and producing credits
include albums and singles on EMI, Vanguard, Def-Jam, Centaur and CBS record
Louis Anthony deLise was born in the Olney neighborhood of Philadelphia and grew
up in rural
Bucks County, Pennsylvania where his family moved when he was five. He studied
drumming as a youngster and taught himself to play the piano by making up tunes
through “fake books” at the family spinet. His formal studies in composition and
pursued a double major) began at Temple University in Philadelphia where he
earned a Doctor of
Musical Arts in composition at the Boyer College of Music and Dance. While an
deLise wrote the theme for a local Philadelphia television program and achieved
Billboard “Pick Hit.”
His concert music for choirs and instrumentalists is performed often and is
available in print from
Print Music Source, Bocage Music Publishing, LLC and Alry Publications, LLC. He
is the author
of The Contemporary Minstrel: Songwriting, Recording and Making Money with Your
textbook on songwriting.
Louis deLise was arranger and conductor for Robert Hazard (writer of “Girls Just
Fun”) and Grammy winners Patti LaBelle and the rock band, Halestorm, in concert
performances and recordings. For many years, he was an arranger for Grammy
Nero’s Philly Pops orchestra.
deLise has produced, arranged and conducted for pop and concert music recordings
many labels, including EMI, Vanguard, Def-Jam, Centaur, SoulJazz, EM, BBE,
CBS records. He arranged and conducted for Patti LaBelle’s top 20 album,
Timeless Journey and
her number one hit, The Gospel According to Patti LaBelle.
A dedicated educator, deLise has served on the faculties of The Boyer College of
Dance, Rowan University, and Pennsylvania State University. He frequently
presents seminars on
composition and on the intersection of art and commerce.