I am an award winning New York City based composer specializing in music projects of all shapes and sizes. Whatever your needs are, I can give your work the unique voice it deserves and maximize its impact.

Here’s a formal recap of my recent ventures:

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 from the Long Island International Film Expo, an award from the Indie Gathering International Film Scoring Competition, Best Original Theme in a Motion Picture from the Garden State Film Festival and a Gold Medal for Excellence in Music for a Short Film at the Park City Film Music Festival.

Ron most recently completed the score for the feature documentary, Queen Mimi, from Director Yaniv Rokah and Executive Producer Michael Shamberg (Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained).

Since 2011, Ron has sold over 4,000 licenses to his music for commercial use in film, TV and online projects.

Ron launched his own music production company, Audio Verite, in 2013 with co-founder Shawn P. Russell. Recent clients include AIG, M&G Investments and Reuters. Their music can currently be heard on popular TV shows such as “Pawn Stars,” “Amish Mafia,” “Catfish,” “Ink Master,” “Too Cute,” “Married to Medicine” and “The Real Housewives of Miami.” They also wrote the theme song for the new Travel Channel show, “Hotel Amazon.”

Ron Pawn Stars

On the occasion of the Children’s Defense Fund’s 40th Anniversary, Ron completed 10 minutes of music for a tribute to Hillary Clinton . The event was held on September 30th, 2013 at Washington D.C.’s famed Kennedy Center with Hillary Clinton in attendance for the event.

Ron was honored to have a brass fanfare commissioned and 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.

He has also worked as an orchestrator for the new Pound Puppies and My Little Pony television series airing on The Hub TV network.

Current musical theater work includes writing the songs for a musical about New York real estate with 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.”

Ron is a proud member of ASCAP and the SCL.

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  • “I’ve worked with Ron on more than one occasion as well as suggested him to colleagues who have also been thrilled with the results. He’s a top notch composer and orchestrator with a huge range of styles at his disposal. His work is current and professional and he’s easy to work with.”

    Daniel Ingram, Composer of My Little Pony, Pound Puppies and Martha Speaks
  • “Ron Passaro is the most talented composer that I have ever worked with. Over the past 5 years he has improved many of my shows, films and commercial spots in an amazing way. He is a polite, hands on composer with a great personality, that time and time again has delivered incredible music in a timely fashion. His attention to detail is tremendous. My great regret is that I cannot hire him full time just to sit in my office and create music for our company.”

    Craig E. Shapiro - Cedar Street Films
  • “Passaro is a master with melodies and could musically create any atmosphere and environment I asked him for.  As a director/editor I know how important quality music is to any project or scene in a film and Ron always brings his best to every second of composing.  Its not complicated… if you want Perfection, use Passaro.”

    Dave Manzo - Director/Editor
  • “I’ve been in and around this business for nearly my entire professional life and rarely have I found someone of Ron’s talent and who was willing to help me with what seemed to be such a tiny thing. He gave it top priority, went beyond the call and delivered on time and asking for little in return. You bet I’m coming back!”

    David Temple - Writer/Director



I founded music production company Audio Verite with Shawn P. Russell. See what we’ve been up to here.

Ron Passaro (Me)

Audio Verite Co-Founder

Shawn P. Russell

Audio Verite Co-Founder



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