Dalia Atlas was born in Israel, graduated at the Music Academy of Jerusalem, and studied conducting with the most distinguished conductors abroad. She won seven prizes in prestigious international conducting competitions, the first woman to do so, and was immediately invited to conduct major orchestras. Fausto Cleva, a member of the jury of the Mitropoulos Competition, invited her to become his assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Unable to accept the offer, she returned to Israel where, inspired by her idealistic visions, she founded on a voluntary basis her two touring orchestras to spread music all over the country for the following 28 years. At the Technion in Haifa, professor Dalia Atlas formed and directed musical activities to enrich future scientists with music and imagination. At the same time she accepted offers as a guest conductor worldwide with major orchestras and developed her international career. Her extensive repertoire includes about 750 scores, among them hitherto unknown music, some of her own discoveries, and also arrangements of her own. She has conducted some 72 orchestras in thirty countries in concerts, festivals and recordings. She has undertaken extensive research into the music of Ernest Bloch to reveal and revive his neglected compositions. She is president of the Ernest Bloch Society in Israel and vice president of the Ernest Bloch International Society in London.