Marcello Di Russo is an Italian composer, educator, and administrator based in Brooklyn, New York. A music lover since his teenage years, Marcello earned an A.A. in Liberal Arts – Music option from LaGuardia CC, a summa cum laude B.Mus in Composition with a minor in Music Recording Technology from the Brooklyn College-Conservatory of Music, and he is currently pursuing an M.A. in Arts Administration at Baruch College. Since 2018, he has been the president and an active member of the Brooklyn Composers Collective. Outside the music world, Marcello has an ongoing career as a basketball coach after spending over 10 years coaching youth and professional basketball teams in Italy.