MUSIC COORDINATOR TAKEOVER! 2018
Behind every great music supervisor there is often a valuable music coordinator. This job is integral to so many, and each experience can be wildly different than the next. So what do Music Coordinators actually do? Join our conversation with current music coordinators who work on prominent Film, Television, and Trailer projects, as they transition into music supervisor roles. Together they’ll discuss tips for breaking into the industry, and continue to expand the dialogue on how music coordinators can elevate the success and craft of music supervisors and music supervision in general.
TYPE: Moderated Panel Discussion
ROOM: TAPER HALL 301
TIME: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Whitney Pilzer is a Music Coordinator/Music Supervisor at Full Pursuit Media with Season Kent and Gabe Hilfer, where she handles both television and film projects. Her credits include Oceans 8 (Warner Bros Pictures), Crazy Rich Asians (Warner Bros Pictures), How To Be Single (New Line Cinema), Power Rangers (Lionsgate), Life Itself (FilmNation), 13 Reasons Why (Netflix), Luke Cage (Netflix), Girlboss (Netflix), Superstore (NBC), Vice Principals (HBO), The Flash (CW), Supergirl (CBS), Legends of Tomorrow (CW), and Deception (ABC). She began her career in Nashville, TN where she acquired a BBA in Music Business from Belmont University and gained experience working with some of Nashville's top power players in the entertainment industry.
Evelin Garcia is a Justin Timberlake fan girl and an assoc. music supervisor, in that order. Evelin got her start in the music industry writing album reviews for The LA Weekly while also working at the Sunset’s Strip world famous Viper Room. After a short stint as an audio engineer, Evelin realized that her real love in the music industry was music supervision and joined the team at Sony ATV’s production library, Extreme Music. While there she learned about how the sync and licensing world worked and a few years worth of Extreme Music searches later + very deep love for trailer music, Evelin joined the team at Mob Scene as a music coordinator. Currently Evelin has music supervised a number of advertising campaigns as a freelancer and is currently the Assoc. Music Supervisor at Ignition Creative. When she’s not at work, you can catch her cruising on her skateboard, playing with her dog, or at a neoclassical/punk/pop show.
Justin Kamps has been with Chop Shop since 2009 where he’s worked on various shows including Grey’s Anatomy, For The People, Supernatural, and How To Get Away With Murder, among many others. He is currently working as the music supervisor on Lucifer and Netflix's upcoming series Insatiable. Prior to moving to Los Angeles he spent many years toying around with mixtapes and music supervising his own home projects while studying music at Carroll College in Wisconsin, after which he received a Masters in Arts Management/Music Business from Columbia College Chicago. Justin puts all this music education and knowledge to good use by singing with several groups in the Los Angeles area including the Angeles Chorale and he Dulcet Singers.
Garrett McElver is part of the Los Angeles based music supervision team at SuperMusicVision. Garrett is currently a music supervisor on ‘The Tick’ for Amazon and the CBS series ‘Seal Team’. As music coordinator, he has contributed to television shows such as AMC’s ‘Better Call Saul’, ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Halt and Catch Fire’, and ‘Turn: Washington’s Spies’; Netflix originals ‘Grace and Frankie’ and ‘Love’; Amazon’s ‘Sneaky Pete’; the Hulu series ‘Shut Eye’; and TV Land’s ‘Nobodies’, among more. Outside of television, independent feature films that Garrett has music supervised include ‘Up There’, ‘Midnighters’, and ‘YINZ’; and short films ‘Wendy’s Shabbat’ and ‘A Date In 2025’. Garrett also teaches Music Supervision and Music Licensing 1 & 2 at the Los Angeles College of Music in Pasadena, Calif.