Welcome back to school, everyone!
For as long as any student here can remember, IPR has offered a free lecture series to its students on making it in the media arts industry. We bring in big-name guests once a week to discuss how they carved out their own path, to field questions from students about how they can do it themselves and to offer tips on how to be successful in the media arts industry—and sometimes, to play a few songs. Formerly called DIY, this lecture series is now called Inside Tracks and has a stellar lineup set for Summer Quarter 2014.
This quarter, IPR welcomes guests from all walks of the industry, from jazz performers to music writers to audio engineers. Swing by Robinson Hall at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays this quarter to hear:
- Tom Lieberman on July 22: Tom is a jazz guitarist and a singer/songwriter who produces film scores and takes credit for the music on Sesame Street Live’s tour. Come hear more about this eclectic artist (who also just so happens to make his own puppets–how cool is that?)
- Chris Riemenschneider on August 5: Chris is the music critic for the Star Tribune newspaper. Come hear his thoughts on the local music scene and get the inside scoop on what it’s like to review music for a living. If you’re an artist, you might also want to hear his thoughts on how artists should approach critics with their material.
- Justin Rieken on August 12: Justin makes his living as a session bassist in the highly competitive Minneapolis music scene, playing with Alison Scott, Mick Sterling and dozens of others.
- Chance Howard on August 26: An internationally successful jazz and R&B keyboardist, Chance has worked with everyone from Candy Dulfer to Prince.
- Bryan Mengy on September 2: Brian is a very successful local engineer who has worked at Wild Sound and recently opened his own studio with IPR instructor Colt Leeb.
- Michael Pink on September 16: Based out of Fargo for many years, Michael now calls Minneapolis home to ply out his sophisticated power pop gems.
- Mayda on September 23: You’ve never heard anyone like her. Mayda’s pop and hip hop stylings have impressed many people in the Midwest, and she’s worked with top session pros such as Michael Bland.
Get the inside track on success in the media arts industry from these professionals— Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. in Robinson Hall!