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












    There was also a particular sound challenge in the "character" of Marconi, the primitive and capricious wireless. From the very first production meeting the director, Monica Bell, and scene designer, Todd Dicken repeatedly referred to the texture of the play. Mud houses, thatched roofs and rural Ireland in 1936. I reacted to this by using period recordings of the script specified music for Marconi. The rough, low fidelity sound of the recordings seemed to be the sonic version of a thatched roof.


This is a 1930's recording of the Frank Gilliam Celi Band playing “The Mason’s Apron” for the dance scene. The music started on stage in a small "Marconi" speaker then increased in volume and entered the surround system for the frantic build, ending abruptly as Marconi suddenly stops.

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This is Artie Shaw’s instrumental version of “Dancing in the Dark.” It had to be edited to both coincide with the actor’s lines and to be over 6 minutes long instead of 4.

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The same kind of edits were needed for Paul Whitman’s “Anything Goes.” Only song titles were specified, not artists or versions.

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Please click on the links below for more details and concepts of my design for

Dancing at Lughnasa.


Lughnasa Home

The Monologues

The Imaginary Boy Sound

Outside Ambience



This was also the debut of Professor Steve M. Zapytowski and my collaborative design for an 8 channel surround system in Wright-Curtis Theatre. For you techies who like such things, click on the links below.



System Drawing 1
System Drawing 2
System Drawing 3