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Matteo Marciano

Assistant Professor of Practice of Music Technology, Assistant Head of the Music Program


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    Matteo Marciano is a Multi-Platinum record producer, mixer, engineer, composer, and educator with over a decade of experience in the music entertainment industry. His work can be heard in movies, television shows and albums including the triple platinum single “Cups” with Anna Kendrick. Other credits include work for artists such as Idina Menzel, Lang Lang, 2Cellos, Chetty, Jacopo Volpe, Zosia Mamet, Brian Justin Crum, Astral Weeks, and films such as Frozen, Fifty Shades of Grey, Pitch Perfect, John Wick, Despicable Me 2, Turbo, Alvin and the Chipmunks 1 and 2, The Duff, Horrible Bosses, and Sex & The City. 

    Matteo Marciano has had responsibilities in the creation and improvement of academic programs in Music Production and Sound Engineering in the US and in Italy, including the Music Production and Sound Engineering Course of the Master of Music from LUISS University of Rome, where currently he holds the position of Lecturer in their summer program. Along with that, Matteo worked as an adjunct professor at The Institute of Audio Research in New York City where he held a series of in-depth lectures and labs on advanced mixing techniques in a course called Technology of Mixing.

    Matteo Marciano holds a BBA in Business Administration Bachelor from L.U.M.S.A. University in Rome, an MMB Master Degree in Music Business from LUISS Business University of Rome, and an Audio Recording & Engineering diploma from N.E.R. Studios. Matteo Marciano is an AVID Certified Pro Tools Instructor and an active member of the A.E.S. – Audio Engineering Society. He holds a Licensed Private Career School Teacher Certificate from The State Education Department of the University of The State of New York.

    In addition, to maintain an intensive international career as a mixer engineer, producer, editor, and educator, he works as a music composer for different Music Publishing companies, TV shows, feature films and commercials in all stages of production including automatic dialog replacement, sound design, surrounds mixing, and Foley recording.

    At NYUAD, he serves as the Assistant Head of the Music Program and Assistant Professor of Practice of Music Technology, overseeing courses and activities of the Recording Studio while playing a seminal role in its development. During the academic year of 2016-2017, he also developed an international partnership with AVID Pro Tools, the world leading software in the television and video industry, to create television shows, feature films, and commercials making NYUAD the first University in Abu Dhabi to be an Avid Learning Partner.

    Matteo Marciano has redesigned and taught the courses Music Technology Fundamentals and Recording & Production Techniques at NYUAD. He also created and developed the music technology electives, Musical Acoustics, Mixing & Mastering Techniques and Fundamentals of Digital Audio: Introduction to Pro Tools. Matteo Marciano’s research interests lie in Music Cognition and the impact that music mixing has on mental processes underlying musical behaviors. He explores how emotions, environment, cognitive capacity, personality, individual differences, and other factors influence the way we perceive music, as well as the impact of technological advances on Music Mixing Techniques and Recording Technology.

    Since coming to NYUAD, Matteo Marciano has been interested in engaging with the local music community and NYUAD community. He created the annual Battle of the Bands, which became a way for NYUAD community students, faculty, and staff to express their music in a competition which had as a final prize the production of a four-song EP at NYUAD Recording Studio fully recorded and produced by students. In Fall 2018 he created the Music Technology and Sound Recording Group MTSR ( a community of students, artists, musicians, audio engineers, producers, composers, educators, and creative music technologists based at NYU Abu Dhabi. MTSR’s mission is to provide a collaborative framework for committed students, to apply their musical technological creativity to the development of innovative artistic and technological arts. In Spring 2018 Matteo Marciano started the very first cross-school collaboration between NYUAD music technology students and the NYU Production Lab.  

    With his immense passion for music, Matteo is dedicated to bringing all his experience and audio engineering knowledge to his classes, helping his students to achieve their education and career goals for a brilliant future in the Entertainment Industry and other fields.

    Education/Academic qualification

    Music Business, Master Degree, Luiss Business University of Rome

    Jan 11 2011Jan 10 2012

    Economics & Management, Bachelor Degree

    Sep 10 2007Feb 22 2010


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