John Sisti

"My high school music teachers inspired me. Walter Downy had me teach music classes while I was still in high school. That started my interest in teaching. Henry Lewy, record producer, and others were generous with the knowledge they shared when I was an apprentice engineer. I always believed that teaching was a natural extension and obligation of a professional career."

John Sisti | Sound design professor

Awards, recognition and honors

Golden Reel Nominations: Best ADR "Bram Stoker's Dracula"; Best Sound Editing "Mad About You"


Motion Picture Sound Editors, Audio Engineering Society

Previous Positions

Lecturer, California State University Long Beach; lecturer: Sherwood Oaks Experimental College; lecturer, Berklee School Of Music; lecturer, Santa Monica College; lecturer, University of North Carolina School of the Arts; lecturer, Savannah College of Arts and Design; recording engineer, A&M Records; sound consultant, Lorimar Productions; sound editor, Pacific Sound Services; supervising sound editor, Sony Entertainment/Columbia Pictures; supervising sound editor and editor, Sound Dogs; CEO and sound designer, Interactive Cinema Entertainment; supervising sound editor and owner, Granite Sound; sound designer and editor, Soundeluxe "Skyline"

Publications and presentations

Produced and recorded Richard Boulanger's Fulbright scholarship-winning "Temporal Silence"