Ron Jarvis Sound Design, Composition, Audio Production, Education         







Custom Recordings for Theme Parks and Musical Theatre



Custom Music for Special Events



Macaw: American Worldbeat Music Band


Andy's Hat

MFA Thesis Project: Musical Composition and SFX Show Control



Booking and Entertainment Consulting



Student Success



Sound Design and Musical Composition for Dance


Traditional Theatrical Sound Designs


Sound Reenforcement for Musical Theatre










Custom Recordings for Theme Parks and Musical Theatre


One of the newer and more interesting services that I offer is the recording of backing tracks for live entertainment. My thousands of live performances, thousands of hours in recording studios from Cleveland to Nashville, and current involvement with both academic and professional theatre make producing these tracks a natural progression and a fascinating experience. My latest production is HA!: A Tale From Romania, an original musical by Dr. Calvin McClinton.



Fright Fever: the 2004 Geauga Lake Halloween show

The 2004 Geauga Lake Halloween Show


Cast and Crew of Fright Fever. Very scary!

The expectant crowd waits for the doors.


On this page you will find some selected and edited for time audio clips of Fright Fever, the 2004 Geauga Lake Halloween show. The director, Mark Stephens, wanted 5 distinct sections featuring 5 different styles of music: Disco, Broadway, Country, Rock, and Pop. It turned out to be about 25 songs (in medley form) in about 25 minutes. Sheet music was supplied for the Broadway section while all others I analyzed and arranged. What elements I did not perform myself (either traditionally or by MIDI or looping technology) were performed by staff musicians Ritch Underwood (guitar) or Tim Longfellow (keyboards). Using current technologies in my own digital project studio allowed me to deliver these recordings at a fraction of the cost of traditionally produced tracks. However, if you need a more traditional, large studio/live musician sound I can easily provide that too.


Click on the appropriate drop drawings by scenic designer Ben Needham ( to listen to partial samples

(approximately 2 - 3 meg each mp3)




Included: Boogie Nights, Disco Inferno, Night Fever, Hot Stuff, I Will Survive





Included: Masquerade, Phantom of the Opera, Murder Murder, Annie, Put on a Happy Face





Included: Friends in Low Places, Devil Went Down to Georgia, Thunder Rolls, Ain't Going Down till the Sun Comes Up




Included: Fight for your Right to Party, Rock and Roll All Night, Hurt So Good, Queen of the Night, Barroom Blitz, Devil with a Blue Dress, Hungry Eyes




Included: Toxic, I Love the Way You Move, Can't Hold Us Down, Crazy Right Now, Lady Marmalade, Larger Than Life