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Marcelo Zarvos

Marcelo Zarvos

Music Adjunct Faculty

Because of his skill with layered stories and emotive undertones, Brazilian-born Marcelo Zarvos has become the go-to composer for filmmakers like Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said, Please Give, One Mississippi), Antoine Fuqua (Brooklyn’s Finest), Tod Williams (The Door in the Floor), Ross Katz (The Choice), Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre) and Barry Levinson (The Humbling, You Don’t Know Jack, Rock the Kasbah).

A classically trained pianist and composer, Zarvos earned his BFA from Cal Arts.  He burst onto the film landscape in the early 2000s with his score for Kissing Jessica Stein and with the film adaptation of the John Irving novel, The Door in the Floor.  Zarvos’ credits include Dark Waters, The Good Shepherd, The Words, The Face of Love, Reaching for the Moon (Flores Raras), Hollywoodland, Adult Beginners, Little Accidents, American Ultra.


Currently teaching:

MPATC-GE 2321 / MPATC-UE 1021 - Private Composition Lessons



Screen Scoring

Learn to write music for today’s media industry through rigorous course work, collaborations with schools throughout NYU, and recording opportunities.

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