Anita studied composition with Warren Benson, and Film Scoring with Rayburn Wright at The Eastman School of Music. She composes music for her piano students and is in the process of preparing a series of piano method books.

Anita has composed scores for many theatrical productions including the original score for the International hit MacHomer and for the original production of the Dora nominated Montparnasse.

She has composed for short film and video including the award-winning The Underwritten, and Keith Cole's Nancy Boy vs. Manly Woman which had its premier at the In / Out Film Festival.