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










Student Success!

My former KSU students hard at work !



     I have had the honor and pleasure of teaching college classes at Kent State University since 2001. These classes have included very specific and technical sound design and technology classes, graduate and senior level writing intensive theatre criticism classes, and "Art of the Theatre" theatrical study classes. I have also served as advisor to student sound designers on KSU productions as well as mentoring practicum and independent study students. These are a few photos of my former and present students engaged in real world employment.


After a very successful 2 years at Colortone in Cleveland, Ohio, Ben moved to Columbus, Ohio where he is currently employed as a technician at Hughie's AV Columbus division. His duties have included (but have certainly not been limited to) Production Manager for the Cincinnati, Ohio Barack Obama campaign rally, audio engineeer for the Columbus Saving Jane concert, the PASIC Annual Conference in Austin, TX, the Ohio State free concert featuring T-Pain, as well as several Macy's special events featuring Sarah Jessica Parker and Clinton Kelly to name a few.

Ben Wolfe



Josh Hobbes is currently entering his fourth season at The Cumberland County Playhouse in Crossville TN and is currently head of the audio department. His duties include oversight of the 501 seat main stage as well as the 232 seat black box Adventure Theatre. They do 12 - 14 productions a year as well as shows in repertory. Josh says his favorite designs have included One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, Beauty and the Beast, Suesical, Flight of the Lawnchair Man, High School Musical, Second Sons (a Jim Crabtree production), White Christmas, and South Pacific. He is proud to have been working in the professional audio field since his graduation.

Josh Hobbes




Josh Morgan has been a successful theatrical practitioner for 10 years, both before and after his graduation from Kent State University with a BA in Theatre Studies. A well known stage manager in the Cleveland area for Fred Sternfeld at The Beck Center, Tri- C, and JCC, he was also crew chief for Akron's Carousel Dinner Theatre. An accomplished audio engineer, he has worked at Hughies Audio Video services in Cleveland, Ron Jarvis Entertainment, and Porthouse Summer Theatre. He is also a familiar face at IATSE Stagehands Union calls for many national events at Playhouse Square, Cleveland Playhouse, Quicken Loans Arena, CSU Wolstein Center, Blossom Music Center, EJ Thomas Hall, Akron Civic Theatre.

Josh Morgan




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