Edgar Jaramillo

Audio Production

Music Producer, Talpa Media USA & Telemundo’s Live Show “La Voz Kids”
Miami International University of Art & Design

Edgar Jaramillo

[My education] gave me the fundamentals for my line of work. It prepped me for real life scenarios and ever since I graduated, I’ve felt well-rounded when challenged with different tasks and obstacles. Edgar Jaramillo , Music Producer, Talpa Media USA & Telemundo’s Live Show “La Voz Kids” Bachelor of Science in Audio Production, 2011 , Miami International University of Art & Design
Edgar Jaramilla is the music producer for Telemundo's show “La Voz Kids.” He oversees the entire music department, which includes an eight-piece band, audio tech department, and music licensing. “I am responsible for building the shows' music repertoire and assigning the songs to all contestants. In addition, I supervise the post production process for the music side, and approve all music mixes before they go to air.”

His position requires creativity and he’s constantly challenged to find songs that everyone knows and make them sound new for the younger audience. He also comes up with a wardrobe and staging concept that includes lighting colors and prop ideas. “In the show, I have a significant impact because I pre-approve the concepts before they are presented to the executive producer.”

Prior to this position, Edgar worked at MTV Tr3s, Endemol Shine USA, and RESET TV. “A typical day at work is hard to describe because the show has four different production phases,” he says. “Casting is the first phase. [It takes place on] the road throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. During pre-production, we get to enjoy the office a little more and the days consist of prep meeting and planning for the shoot days. When we are shooting, I am producing from the floor all day and approving mixes at night.”

Because he is a freelancer, he admits that he is sometimes uncertain about his next project. He networks and builds his contact list to keep his options open when he’s available to work on jobs. “I have [always] been 120% committed to my career. [In school], I volunteered in every 24 hour lab and helped during every recording and student movie I could get my hands on. Being in the entertainment business, I have found that it is all about hard work, I was the first one to come in and the last one to leave work. Going above and beyond your responsibilities is a must.”

Edgar adds that as soon as he feels comfortable in a position, he challenges himself to learn something new. “I try to take on more responsibilities. For example, during this last season of ‘La Voz Kids,’ I was responsible for many areas that did not fall under my job description. However I wanted to prove to the executives that I could handle the load and challenge.”

Edgar, who in 2011 earned a Bachelor of Science in Audio Production from Miami International University of Art & Design, says that his education provided the fundamentals needed to transition into an audio career. “It prepped me for real life scenarios and ever since I graduated, I’ve felt well-rounded when challenged with different tasks and obstacles.”  

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