Composer: Ruth Mendelson, a multi Grammy-listed composer, producer and instrumentalist, has been writing award-winning scores for film, HBO, A&E, Discovery Channel, Disney, Animal Planet, The Learning Channel, PBS, CBS, and NBC (among others) for 18 years. She is the only woman in the history of Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) to teach in the Film Scoring Department, which she enjoys part-time to this day. Ruth is also a music director/arranger, author and guest lecturer. She has performed at the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, with the One Human Family Gospel Choir, and is currently collaborating with renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall on a variety of youth empowerment projects. Her deepest commitment is to be of service and help to bring positive change to society via the arts.