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How Becoming a Dad Has Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

By IPR graduate Louis Byrd (This post originally appeared on LinkedIn.) This year marks four years of the entrepreneurial life. I have learned so much, had many ups and many more downs that served as excellent learning lessons. I watched my personal bank account balloon and then slowly taper away during the times when business was… Read more

January 13th, 2015 by

IPR Welcomes New Live Sound Program Chair

Written by Laura Theobald Benda The year 2015 will be a great one for IPR — especially its live sound and show production program! Campus Director Norbert Kreuzer says he is happy to announce that Peter Greenlund has joined the IPR team as the new live sound and show production program chair. Peter has more than… Read more

January 13th, 2015 by

IPR: Inside Tracks Lunch Dates for Winter Quarter

Written by Laura Theobald Benda Ready to network with industry insiders in music and entertainment? Get out your calendars and plan to be at these great Inside Tracks events coming winter quarter to IPR! All Inside Tracks sessions are free and open to all students. They are held at 11:30 a.m. in Robinson Hall on… Read more

December 17th, 2014 by

An IPR Thanksgiving

By Tyler Abell, Michael Bush and Sam Harrison, IPR students The first rule in Event Production class was that there were no rules. Instructor Scott “Scooter” Nelson told his class they were allowed to do anything for their applied learning project and if it was a success or a failure, it was on them. Students Tyler… Read more

December 8th, 2014 by

Catching Flights to Catch Class

And you think you have a hectic schedule. Last quarter, IPR student Jordan Doswell started the best part of his week on Friday mornings when he would catch a flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta. He jumped on the train, dropped his bags off at a relative’s house and began his 30-minute commute downtown to his… Read more

November 24th, 2014 by

IPR Student Turns Dream into Success

Even while she’s still in school, IPR student Jenna Rowe is making her dream of working in the music and entertainment business come true. A die-hard fan of Korean indie rock music, Jenna immersed herself in the culture and was offered a writing job for YAM, a new online media magazine. She discovered Korean indie rock… Read more

November 17th, 2014 by

Alumnus Says IPR Was a ‘Game Changer’ for His Career

Bryan Mengy owns a successful recording studio in Northeast Minneapolis called Northwood Studio, which he says has been completely slammed since opening in 2012. A lot of that is due to his experience at the Institute of Production and Recording (IPR). “I met a ton of people that I still work with now,” he explains…. Read more

November 11th, 2014 by

IPR Graduate Says Education Jump-Started His Career

Nick Leisenheimer graduated from the Institute of Production and Recording (IPR) in 2009 and is now a freelance audio production engineer who works on sound for films. He is currently in charge of the production sound department for Studio Luma. “The whole reason that really I’m here today, I think, is because my passion is… Read more

November 4th, 2014 by

Have You Seen the Awesome New 3D NBA Court Productions?

If you want to see what the future of live sound and show production may look like, arenas are a good place to start. No, not the big-time music productions put on by artists across the country. It’s what’s happening on some NBA courts that has plenty of people abuzz. At least six NBA organizations… Read more

October 31st, 2014 by

Get the Inside Track on Success

Ever wonder how successful people in the music and entertainment business got so big? Why some careers take off, and others don’t? Wonder no more — come hear the answers straight from the professionals themselves. Every quarter, IPR offers Inside Tracks, a free lecture and performance series for students about making it in the media arts… Read more

October 28th, 2014 by


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