Ron Saltmarsh is an award-winning composer, producer, arranger, engineer, and guitarist who has written many movie and television scores and country music songs.
Saltmarsh’s aunt gave him a guitar when he was in fourth grade and he started composing music at that early age. Because of his composing skill, he earned a scholarship to Brigham Young University, where he studied under K. Newell Dayley and Sam Cardon. He received his bachelor’s degree in music in 1987 and an MBA from BYU in 1989.
His promotional work includes spots for CMT, A&E, ESPN, Disney, NBC, ABC, and Fox Television. He scored the music for the cyber-punk thriller film “Sigma.” His other scores include specials for the History Channel, “Entertainment Tonight,” “Good Morning America,” and “The Rosie O’Donnell Show.” He also has a long list of corporate clients, such as Pepsi Co., Avon, Big O Tires, Nu-Skin, and the Salvation Army.
He has been nominated for multiple Emmy awards and has won Clio, Addy, and Telly awards.
He has played in many country, pop, jazz, and show band. He has owned and operated studios such as The Jazz Ranch (with Sam Cardon), First Take Studios, and Symphonix Media Group. He lived in Nashville for a time and was a creative resource for production houses such as 615 Music Productions. He was vice president with Flashpoint Productions and composed music and sound design for such games as “Noctropolis,” “Amazon,” “Blood and Magic,” “SEGA Golf,” and award-winning “Martian Memorandum.”
Saltmarsh performs with Dan Truman of Diamond Rio in the jazz duo This Way That. He has arranged for Diamond Rio’s “One More Day” album. He is a member of The Nashville Tribute Band. He is an associate teaching professor in commercial music at Brigham Young University.
Saltmarsh met his wife, Calene, while they were in Young Ambassadors at Brigham Young University. They are the parents of four children and live in Utah.
He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served an LDS mission to Atlanta, Georgia.