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










Outside Ambience



    As you can see in the photos, Todd Dicken's set design for Dancing at Lughnasa was a unit set, portraying both the inside and outside of the house simultaneously. It was, therefore, important to differentiate between the indoor and outdoor scenes with other technical elements. I had several discussions with lighting designer Matt Filmek about how this could be accomplished.  Between the two of us, I believe that the feel in the room changed subtly yet dramatically to fit the location of the action.    

    For my part, I used four different recordings of "English Birds" from the BBC sound effects collection. I played them back simultaneously through four stereo speaker pairs located behind the arena style seating (see the system drawings). The four different stereo locations of similar yet unique country ambiances opened up the intimate space. Unfortunately, the audio sample here is but a poor stereo simulation of this effect, but I'm sure you'll get the point.

Hear It





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