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Claire Ritter, Pianist, Composer & Educator
Photo by Olivia Jordon

"Lush, sensuous, spare, adventurous ... explorations that make Ritter's work so intriguing."
 Boston Globe


New DVD Release!
Live at the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge, MA
Claire Ritter & Friends
Guests: Dominique Eade (vocal), Stan Strickland (sop sax/bass clarinet), Takaaki Masuko (perc/drums)
CLICK HERE TO BUY: $12.00 + $3.00 S/H (USA) $5.00 (International)

Claire Ritter and Friends DVD Cover


Claire Ritter Queens University Charlotte New Music Festival



Claire Ritter Tate Hall



Claire Ritter Liquid Keyboard

September 27th, 2012 @ 7:30 PM
Claire Ritter with guests Stan Strickland, Dominique Eade & Takaaki Masuko.

Ticket info @ 617-577-1400.
Multicultural Arts Center, 41 - 2nd Street, Cambridge, MA.



Claire Ritter Club Passim

Claire Ritter performing at Club Passim
Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA.

Photo by Hiroshi Oe.

Performance Bookings for Claire Ritter

Claire Ritter Studio
Tele: 704-321-0708 or


Claire Ritter Composers Charlotte

Composers interested in showcasing work, call Claire Ritter Studio (704) 372-5008; or
e-mail @ for further infomation.

Click here for more information.


Select Performances/Collaborations

CLaire Ritter Takaaki Masuko
photo by Susan Wilson

Performance/Master classes for small chamber ensemble groups and classes:
Fee- Varies

Selected previous compositional masterclasses include the following:

  • Queens University 2009- Stream of Pearls Project with Takaaki Masuko and! Toni Naples
  • Multicultural Arts Center 2012- Claire Ritter & Friends with ! Dominique Eade, Stan Strickland, and Takaaki Masuko
  • 2014 Queens University/Dana Auditorium
  • Charlotte New Music Festival
  • Central Piedmont Community ! College Tate Hall Music Series - collaboration with photographer JoAnn Sieburg-Baker
  • New England Conservatory, faculty, ‘Contemporary Songwriting'
  • Berklee School of Music, Women Composer’s Workshop;
  • Queens University, 'Composers Charlotte,' Artistic Director, ‘Collaboration and Finding the Musical Voice’ with Takaaki Masuko
  • Queens University, “Artsong and Innovative Portraits” with Stan Strickland
  • Central Piedmont Community College New Music Series, guest composer
  • Jazz Composers Carolina at Queens University, with Frank Kimbrough and
    Ron Brendle, and Jon Metzger
  • 2007: 21st Century Chamber Music Concert, guest composer

Performance Fees: $1,000 solo, $1,400 duo, $2,000 trio


Performances include an 80 - 90 minute program with Claire Ritter and guest(s), which often includes various artists from North Carolina to Boston, New York, and Asia. Performances are usually in duo or trio settings.


Contact Claire Ritter Studio: (704) 321-0708
(704) 372-5008


Claire Ritter Jazz Composers Carolina 2005 Claire Ritter Composers Charlotte Beyond the Notes
  Claire Ritter Composers Charlotte 2009 Poster


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