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Aneesa Adams

Instructor, Art History, Visual Art, Global Citizenship Aneesa Adams grew up in the Minneapolis arts scene as the daughter of an active visual artist. She is a classically-trained artist and has been teaching since 2003. She has exhibited her work throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin and currently exhibits her work in and around Minneapolis. While her
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Mary Jane Alm

Music Theory, Vocal Performance Mary Jane Alm has toured internationally, been featured on national network TV and performed on stage for some of America’s largest corporations. Today, she continues a busy gig schedule with both her own band and with a show band called Synergy, which tours the corporate client world. Mary Jane’s first album,
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Steve Alm

Music Theory, Performance Steve has taught at IPR since 2008 and holds bachelor’s degrees in open studies and music education. In addition to his career as a professional performer, Steve has taught band in the public schools and has given guitar and piano lessons to children and adults. Steve has played as a solo artist
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Kevin Beacham

Hip-Hop Essentials Kevin Beacham discovered hip-hop in 1980 and has been actively involved in the genre’s culture ever since. His early fascination with hip-hop led to emceeing, production and eventually deejaying. After 15 years as an artist, Kevin felt a growing need to explore the business side of the industry and started his own company,
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Kevin Bowe

Production, Songwriting Kevin Bowe is a singer/songwriter/producer/guitarist who got his start in the Minneapolis music scene that spawned Prince, The Replacements and Husker Du in the early 1980’s. After spending that decade in various punk and roots bands, he caught a break, and met uber-producer David Z (Prince, Fine Young Cannibals, Big Head Todd). Kevin
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Justin DeLeon

Audio Engineering, Pro Tools A talented instructor, Justin brings his experience of playing in professional studios and his own musical groups to the classroom. He has self-produced, recorded, mixed, mastered and played the drums for Sleeper Pins, Dissonant Creatures and the Swallows. Before coming to IPR, Justin worked for four years as a staff engineer
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Jeff DesLauriers

Program Chair, Sound Design for Visual Media, Certifications A graduate of The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences, Jeff DesLauriers acts as an instructor and program chair for IPR’s Sound Design for Visual Media program. He is an Avid-Certified Expert-Level Pro Tools Instructor, and has specializations in sound design, sound supervision, audio post production, field
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Kelly Dougherty

Adjunct Instructor, Music Business Contracts and Licensing Kelly M. Dougherty is an attorney in Minneapolis and primarily represents clients in business, commercial litigation and employment law matters. She is also building her practice in entertainment and copyright law. Prior to law school, Kelly studied in Nashville, Tennessee, where she completed a B.B.A in Music Business
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Brandon Eiynck

Instructor, Sound Reinforcement III Brandon began his audio career working concurrently as both a studio engineer and a live sound engineer. In the studio, he had the good fortune and honor to work with many talented artists and producers including Grammy Award-winning Sounds of Blackness. After five years balancing the studio and live entertainment, he decided
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