Producer Biography

Producer Biography

“If you like wind ensemble music, this disc is for you. If you want to further explore Canadian music, this disc is for you. Heck, if you just want a great listening experience, Canadian Panorama is a disc for you.”

WTJU 91.1 FM, University of Virginia

Biography

Ronald Royer is a multi-talented musician who is active as a producer, composer, conductor, and cellist. While growing up and working in Hollywood, he developed a passion for all aspects of music recording. He had the opportunity to work at all the major recording studios, including Capitol, CBS, Disney, The Evergreen Stage, Fox, MGM, Ocean Way Recording, Paramount, Universal and Warner Bros. There he worked with top recording engineers and producers, joined the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (presently called the Recording Academy), and has been a voting member of the Grammy Awards for over 30 years.

For 12 of the CD recordings featuring Mr. Royer’s music, he has been involved in the administrative side of the project, with 6 as a producer. In 1999, Mr. Royer was asked to produce his first commercial recording, Romancing Chopin, performed by the Toronto Sinfonietta and released in 2000. Since then, he has produced five recordings for the Cambria Master Recordings label (Lomita, California) and was the music supervisor for a Canadian feature film Gooby with a full orchestral soundtrack.

His recordings have consistently received enthusiastic reviews, including ones for Canadian Panorama:

“In short, this recording and the music so beautifully performed on it are, and will continue to be for many years, a precious gift to us all in the year of our nation’s 150th birthday.”

WholeNote Magazine, Allan Pulker

“If you like wind ensemble music, this disc is for you. If you want to further explore Canadian music, this disc is for you. Heck, if you just want a great listening experience, Canadian Panorama is a disc for you.”

WTJU 91.1 FM, University of Virginia

“I can’t say enough about this excellent recording.”

bandworld.org – MagOnline

This is an album of firsts: first recordings of these Canadian works, first recording by these orchestral wind players from a suburb of Toronto. It is a contribution to Canada’s 150th birthday, and it is delightful.

American Record Guide, July/August 2017

Producer Credits, Cambria Master Recordings

  • Canadian Panorama, Winds of the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra, Ronald Royer, Conductor. Music by Howard Cable, Alex Eddington, John S. Gray, Jim McGrath, Chris Meyer, Alexander Rapoport and Ronald Royer (2017), Cambria CD-1227 (co-produced with Chris Meyer)
  • I Remember, University of Toronto Schools: Alumni and Friends. Music by Billy Bao, Johannes Brahms, Frederic Chopin, Paul Dukas, Antonin Dvorak, Alex Eddington, Felix Mendelssohn, Alexander Rapoport, Ronald Royer, Alexander Scriabin, Sarah Shugarman and Henri Vieuxtemps (2017), Cambria CD-1247
  • Romancing Chopin, Toronto Sinfonietta, Matthew Jaskiewicz, Conductor, Valerie Tryon, Piano, Nora Shulman, Flute, Kaye Royer, Clarinet, Coenraad Bloemendal, Cello. Featuring new arrangements and Chopin-inspired compositions by Alexander Rapoport and Ronald Royer (2015), Cambria CD-1225 (originally released in 2000 by Polish Canadian Society of Music) (co-produced with Matthew Jaskiewicz & Carolyn McGee)
  • Premieres, Conrad Chow, Violin, Sinfonia Toronto, Ronald Royer, Conductor, Bruce Broughton, Piano. Music by Bruce Broughton, Ronald Royer and Kevin Lau (2012), Cambria CD-1204 (co-produced with Dr. Jeannie Gayle Pool)
  • The Hollywood Flute of Louise DiTullio, Sinfonia Toronto, Ronald Royer, Conductor. Music by John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, John Barry, Danny Elfman, David Rose, Laurence Rosenthal and Ronald Royer (2010) Cambria CD-1194 (co-produced with Dr. Jeannie Gayle Pool)

Film Work

  • Music Supervisor for the Canadian Motion Picture, Gooby

Starring Robbie Coltrane, Eugene Levy, and David James Elliott (star of “JAG”). A Monterey Media Presentation & Coneybeare Stories Inc. production. Written, Produced and Directed by Wilson Coneybeare. Music by Ronald Royer and Kevin Lau (PG-2009)     

Current Projects as Producer

  • Reflections: Canada and the World, Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra, Ronald Royer conductor. Canadian music by Samuel Bisson, Bruno Degazio, John S. Gray, Kevin He, Chris Meyer, and Ronald Royer for chamber orchestra, string orchestra and wind ensemble. Samuel Bisson’s Epitaph, Concertpiece for String Quartet and Chamber Orchestra, and Daniel Mehdizadeh’s Koozeh (Two Thousand Silent Pots of Clay) for Wind Ensemble were recorded in June 2019. May 2020 recording sessions postponed due to covid-19.
  • Colours of Christmas, Jacelyn Holmes, vocalist and song writer, Lisa Lamber, lyricist, Martin Loomer, arranger, Tony Rabalao, song writer, Ronald Royer, song writer, arranger, and conductor, and Sarah Shugarman, song writer. New holidays songs and arrangements of famous holiday songs and carols, orchestrated for vocalist with a chamber orchestra, and vocalist with a big band. Three singles released November 2019, full album to be released November 2021.
  • Odin String Quartet. Canadian music by Samuel Bisson, Bruno Degazio, Alex Eddington, Chris Meyer, Elizabeth Raum, and Ronald Royer. To be recorded in the Fall of 2020.
Ron worked as a producer, conductor, composer & arranger on this recording. Louise is a great flutist who played on over 1,200 film scores.
Ron is the music director of the Scarborough Philharmonic and worked as a producer, conductor and composer on this recording.
This recording is in development with the first three songs being released in the fall of 2019.