A World-Class Academic and Professional Team

Our Faculty members boast close ties with the industry and a wealth of experience as professionals and researchers in their respective fields of specialization. We are committed to supporting you throughout the program and beyond, helping you make the most of it and develop a successful career.

Director and Team

Alberto Pinto

MAD Director

Audio Engineering Society, VP


Simone Corelli

MAD Coordinator

Visuals and Audio Engineering


Matteo Stronati

Game Audio

Audio Director, Riot Games Inc.


MAD Faculty

The Faculty is composed of CESMA Professors, Adjunct Professors from European and American universities, Senior Lecturers and world famous Guest Lecturers in the field of Audio Engineering and Design. The program Director is Prof. Alberto Pinto, CESMA Director and Vice President of  the Audio Engineering Society. Dr. Simone Corelli, CESMA Professor and renowned film re-recording engineer based in Rome (Italy), is the Program coordinator while Matteo Stronati, CESMA Professor and audio director of Riot Games in Los Angeles, CA (USA) is the main lecturer and coordinator of the Game Audio area.

Marina Bosi

Audio Engineering

Stanford University, Audio Engineering Society Past President

Eddy Bøgh Brixen


CESMA Professor, CEO EBB Consult, DPA Consultant

Italo Cameracanna


CESMA Senior Lecturer, Foley Artist, Studio 16 Sound

Andrea Caretti

Sound Editing

Sound and music editor

Stefano Cavaglieri

Audio Engineering

Chief Technology and Information Officer of Swiss National Sound Archive

Alberto Colajacomo


CESMA Senior Lecturer, Localization Manager and Audio Supervisor

Giacomo De Caterini

Audio Engineering

CESMA  Professor, Sound Engineer of the National Academy of St. Cecilia, Rome

Franco Fabbri

Popular Music

CESMA Professor, Visiting Professor, University of Huddersfield, UK

Günther Giovannoni

Archiving and Restoration

Director of Swiss National Sound Archive

Stefano Maccarelli

Music Design

Sound Designer, Music Designer & Sound Technician

Stefano Mainetti

Music Composition

Professor of Composition and Film Scoring at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome

Gilberto Martinelli

Field Recording

CESMA Adjunct Professor, Audio Engineer, Film Director

Paolo Prandoni

Signal Processing

EPFL Lecturer in Signal Processing, CSO Quividi

Gary Rydstrom

Sound Design

Sound designer, Re-recording mixer, Film Director, winner of 7 Academy Awards

Gianluca Sergi

Hollywood Cinema

University of Nottingham, Associate Professor of Film Studies

David Sonnenschein

Sound Design

iQsonics, Founder & CEO

Nadja Wallaszkovitz

Audio Engineering

ABK Stuttgart, Professor of Conservation of New Media, Audio Engineering Society Past President

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Meet The MAD

CESMA organizes events and meetings throughout the year, both online and offline, where you can interact with directors, faculty, alumni, and staff. You can also drop us a line by email or give us a ring by phone!

Tel. +41 (0) 91 600 19 73