Cornelius is a product of the stage and song. His teenage years were spent performing in San Francisco’s local theater and songwriting in his first bands. He then moved East to pursue a degree at New York University. After transferring to CUNY City College of New York, the audio engineering department became his opportunity to record his original material. This skill set blossomed into the position he now holds at Futuro Media Group as mixing engineer. Cornelius is also an Italian teacher in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The wonderfully magnetic staff at Futuro keeps him on his linguistic toes, and he pays them in kind.