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Ron Passaro is a prolific composer specializing in Film, TV and Musical Theater.
Ron’s film music has recently been featured in 100+ festivals worldwide, including the Seattle International Film Festival, the Atlanta Film Festival, VisionFest, Anaheim International Film Festival (audience award, best live-action short film), Breckenridge Festival (best film award), the Palm Springs International ShortFest and the Palm Beach International Film Festival (best short film award).
Recent awards include Best Original Score at the 2010 Long Island International Film Expo, an award at the 2010 Indie Gathering International Film Scoring Competition, Best Original Theme in a Motion Picture at the 2011 Garden State Film Festival and a Gold Medal for Excellence in Music for a Short Film at the 2011 Park City Film Music Festival.
Since 2011, Ron has sold over 1,000 licenses to his music for commercial use in film, TV and online projects. Ron will also be launching his own music catalog in 2012. Official announcement coming soon.
Ron was honored to have been asked to write a brass fanfare performed by the West Point Band in honor of the West Side Presbyterian Church’s centennial celebration. It had its world premiere at the church on October 14th, 2011.
Ron is also currently providing orchestrations for the new Pound Puppies and My Little Pony television series airing on “The Hub” TV network.
Ron’s current musical theater work includes writing the songs for a musical about New York real estate, for Tovah Feldshuh, with his uber-talented and crazy collaborators, Alex Lippard and David Lee.
Ron studied music and orchestration with Osvaldo Golijov at the College of the Holy Cross where he received the Beethoven Award for outstanding composition. He continued on to get his MFA at the Tisch Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program at NYU and studied small ensemble composition with Conrad Cummings at The Juilliard School. Ron also attended Hollywood orchestrator Scott Smalley’s Advanced Orchestration Course: “The Art and Craft of Orchestration for Film & TV.”