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SDA Chair - Europe & International
Philip Waldenberger is half German, half Japanese. He was born in Japan but mostly lived in Germany.
He started studying Musicology in 2004 in Munich at the Ludwigs Maximilian University and simultaneously attended the German Pop Academy to take a class in audio engineering. In 2005, he joined the student radio M94.5 as an engineer. A little later he also started working at AFK TV, both of which contributed to his experience in the field of broadcast engineering, and provided him with the opportunity to record local bands and do their live mixing. In 2007, he moved to Austria to study "Tonmeister" at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.
He first encountered the AES at their convention in London in 2010. The same year, he became Treasurer of the AES Student Section Vienna, and the following year Vice Chair (Europe & International).
While primarily recording classical music in Vienna, his true passion for music arose out of popular music. Starting with MIDI programming with a Roland SC-88 Pro when he was only 12 years old, soon the electric guitar became his favorite instrument and the Smashing Pumpkins one of his most influential bands. Philip has played in several bands and has always been making music. At present, he is part of a more electronic sounding project, called Cardiochaos, mainly equipped with synthesizers and effect pedals.
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
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 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
Mei Ling Loo
2010 SDA Chair - North & Latin America
2009 SDA Vice Chair - North & Latin America
2010 SDA Chair - Europe & International
2009 SDA Vice Chair - Europe & International