Head Engineer and President: John Zumwalt Stephan
John Zumwalt Stephan is a voting member of the Grammy Foundation with over thirty years experience in the music industry. Music has always been a huge part of John’s life and it shows in his work. He has worked with a diverse clientele, from Jennifer Lopez to Joshua Bell. On the Symphonic side, he has recorded artists including Isaac Stern, Robert Shaw and Andre Watts. Stephan recorded all the pre-production for Joshua Bell’s Grammy winning Bernstein Suites (Sony Classical). The Florida Orchestra, The Tampa Bay Symphony, The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, and The Key Chorale are among Stephan’s local clients. On the Pop side of things, Jennifer Lopez is certainly his most famous client. While at the Springs Theatre, she worked on her Super Bowl performance and also her Saturday Night Live performance. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy recorded a song for a Comedy Central Roast of Dennis Leary. Bobby McFerrin recorded a version of the Wizard of Oz in which McFerrin performed all of the characters and all of the sound effects! Robert Smith from The Cure recorded the theme song for an animated TV show called "Dragon Hunters". Rock legends Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane), Ace Frehley (Kiss), Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) have ongoing projects at the Springs. On the Jazz side of things, Stephan has worked with Saxophonists Sam Rivers and Bunky Green, trumpeter Doc Severinsen, and keyboardist/composer Ray Charles.
Currently he is producing a television show called Bay Area Music or BAM! Bay Area Music was taped, edited and produced at Springs Theatre, Inc. and features local artists, their music and videos.
Springs Theatre
  Conveniently located a block east of I-275 in Sulphur Springs, Florida, Springs Theatre is a full service recording/multi-media studio. Featuring the largest live room in the Tampa Bay area as well as two pre/post production studios. Our 7000 sq ft live room allows us the unique opportunity to accommodate very large ensembles (i.e. 100 member chorus and 70 piece orchestra simultaneously)!
   Whether you are a vocalist shopping for music tracks or an accomplished musician looking to lay down some tracks on our 9ft Steinway D Grand, Springs Theatre has something for everyone. Our services include Music and Audio Production, Mixing, Mastering, Editing, Live Sound Reinforcement, Studio Recording, Remote Recording, Replication, as well as Video Shooting, Video Editing, Video Production, and Scoring for Film.
 
 
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Television Shooting Stage
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interior
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Semi Height Loading Dock
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9 ft Steinway D Concert Grand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Full Sound and Light Package