Jarrod Ratcliffe tells stories through immersive media, sound, and technology. He has done a variety of work in audio production, music composition, sound and creative technology design. He has an MM in Music Technology from NYU. Jarrod is the former Director of Instructional, Administrative and Music Technology at The Juilliard School and is currently on the music faculty at University of New Haven and Mercy College.
He is a trained vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. He has performed as a soloist with the Smith College Orchestra and WPI Men's Glee Club, Festival Chorus and Orchestra and as a featured ensemble member with the New England Philharmonic and the Paul Winter Consort. He has performed the National Anthem for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park several times. Favorite Roles include: Mack the Knife (Threepenny Opera), Emile (South Pacific), Beadle (Sweeney Todd). He has performed, composed and arranged in a wide variety of styles. He studied composition with Morton Subotnick and R. Luke DuBois and studied film scoring with Stefan Swanson.
Jarrod has worked in several roles at music, television and post-production studios, including recording, editing, mixing, mastering, and producing works for commercial release. He co-founded IN MEDIAS ARTS, a multi-medium production company and artist collaborative, in 2016. There, he conceives projects and productions to bring together artists from multiple mediums to create narrative-based interdisciplinary works.
Jarrod is also a designer for live performances, including sound design, live sound and creative technology design encompassing interactive systems with various sensors, live visuals, projection, and projection mapping. He has designed for live theater, opera and installation pieces. Some of his design work has included multimedia technology design for the 2014 Moss Hart Award winning production of Jekyll and Hyde directed by Kristy Chambrelli along with sound design and original scoring for the World Premiere of Adam Szymkowicz’s The Adventures of Super Margaret, which was nominated for a Broadway World Award for Best Sound Design.
Jarrod’s research in the design of interactive systems for multimedia performance and production consider relationships between sound and movement. He is interested in user experience design and user interface metaphors in music creation, performance and production contexts. He also likes to explore sound perception and cognition and the relationship between sound, music and language. He has presented his work at the Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression at Goldsmiths University of London, the IMPACT Conference at NYU, and the Audio Engineering Society Convention in Los Angeles.