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SDA Chair - Europe & International
Born in 1991 in Belgrade, Serbia, Marija found herself comfortably in music from a young age, beginning with violin as a small child. In addition to the violin, she plays trombone, piano and bass guitar and has definite plans to expand her skills to more instruments.
For high school Marija attended two schools, studying music theory and sound design. It was during this time that she realized her rightful place was in the music studio. Since her early teens she has spent her days and nights in studios, first entering the field and learning. In recent years she has been involved in many projects in and out of the studio.
She is credited on several releases as a recording and mixing engineer. She has also composed and produced music for contemporary theatre, which she has found very inspiring and intends to continue with such projects.
Currently, she is a second year student of audio and video technology at the Advanced School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences in Belgrade. In 2011 she was elected chair of the Serbian student AES section and managed to successfully revive it when it was almost defunct.
In her spare time she plays in a Belgrade rock band called Went, sings in a choir and does analogue photography.
SDA Chair - North & Latin America
Colin Pfund has recently completed his studies at the University of Hartford's College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA). He graduated in December, 2012 summa cum laude, earning a double-degree Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering Technology with a minor in Mathematics.
In February 2013, Colin joined NBCUniversal in NYC as an Associate Engineer in the Systems Engineering group, following an internship with the broadcast giant. At NBC, Colin has assisted with the construction of multimedia editing suites and the design of small-scale production control rooms.
Colin prefers to be a team leader, with credits as Chair of the University of Hartford's Audio Engineering Society Student Section, Coordinator for Hartford's IEEE Chapter, Freshman Mentor for the Audio Engineering Technology program, sports team captain, and club sport vice president.
Colin's audio interests include broadcast A/V systems, hardware design, and live/studio production. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, baking, and participating in community volunteer projects.
SDA Vice Chair - Europe & International
Simon-Claudius Wystrach was born in Germany in 1990. Although he had his first musical experiences taking violin lessons at a young age he became more serious about this hobby at the age of 15 when he picked up the bass guitar, later expanding his musical abilities to guitar and drums. Simon-Claudius discovered his passion for recording music when he was 17 and began building up a home recording studio. Being a self-taught audio engineer and producer, he recorded numerous local bands, mixed live concerts and worked as a general consultant for music technology.
An interest in developing his skills led Simon-Claudius to the UK in 2010 where he studied ‘Music Technology’ in the Department of Electronics at the University of York. In 2012 he was elected Vice Chair of his university’s AES Student Section. Shortly after finishing his Bachelor of Science degree in June 2013, Simon-Claudius was hired by Revolution Software as the Audio Director for the development of their new multi-platform video game ‘Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse’.
Simon-Claudius has a wide range of professional and research interests, including programming and software design, human-computer interaction, sound design for music and visual media, sound synthesis and of course music production. Outside of his musical career, he enjoys photography and graphic design.
SDA Vice Chair - North & Latin America
2012 SDA Chair - North & Latin America
2011 SDA Vice Chair - North & Latin America
2012 SDA Chair - Europe & International
2011 SDA Vice Chair - Europe & International
2011 SDA Chair - North & Latin America
2010 SDA Vice Chair - North & Latin America
2011 SDA Chair - Europe & International
2010 SDA Vice Chair - Europe & International
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2010 SDA Chair - North & Latin America
2009 SDA Vice Chair - North & Latin America
2010 SDA Chair - Europe & International
2009 SDA Vice Chair - Europe & International