Peter Jarvis is an American percussionist, drummer, conductor, composer, music copyist, print music editor and college professor.
Jarvis was born in Hackensack, New Jersey, and teaches music at Connecticut College and William Paterson University His teaching responsibilities include academic classes, percussion lessons, coaching/conducting chamber music, directing New Music concerts at Connecticut College and the New Music Series at William Paterson University where he is Director of New Music.
Jarvis composed, orchestrated, arranged and performed music for Moonrise Kingdom, a film by Wes Anderson, which opened the Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2012.Moonrise Kingdom received a Golden Globe nomination for "Best Score" and an Academy Award nomination in 2013. His involvement in the film as a composer included various individual projects ranging from adding music to a score by Benjamin Britten and composing original music for several scenes. As arranger and orchestrator he...
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