Brian Jarvis is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory at the University of Texas at El Paso. Brian holds a PhD in Music Theory from Florida State University. His dissertation ("Analyzing Film Music Across the Complete Filmic Structure: Three Coen and Burwell Collaborations") introduces an approach to large-scale film-music analysis that focuses on collaborations between the Joel & Ethan Coen and Carter Burwell. His other scholarly interests include form, harmony, and phrase structure in the 18th and 19th centuries with a special focus on the music of Charles Valentin Alkan. He recently won the Best Paper Award at the 2015 Music Theory Southeast conference for his paper “Large-Scale Dramatic Irony in Carter Burwell’s Score to Barton Fink.”

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