Category Archives: Music

The Voice (Lesson)

Written by Gail Milstein The final performance day arrived on a Monday afternoon in mid-September. I slipped into the restroom to change into my rarely-worn blue sequin dress and rhinestone earrings. I was getting into character for my performance of the disco classic “I Will Survive,” by Gloria Gaynor. My classmates and I hugged and
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Study: Music & Film Majors Among Highest Paying College Majors

According to a recent study by Glassdoor.com, music and film studies majors are among the top paying 50 college majors. Glassdoor analyzed nearly 500,000 resumes and the median base salary from each major for the first five years of being in the workforce. “With approximately 70 percent of American high school graduates enrolling in colleges and
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IPR Global Citizenship Class Organizes Successful Drive for Homeless Youth

Last month the IPR Global Citizenship class, taught by Aneesa Adams, organized Bridge to Music, a donation drive to collect musical instruments and related gear for The Bridge for Youth. The Bridge is a homeless shelter for teens in Minneapolis. The class gathered over $1,000 of instruments, gear, and learning materials to create a music
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IPR Students Organize Drive for Youth Shelter

This month the IPR Global Citizenship class is organizing Bridge to Music,  a donation drive to collect musical instruments and related gear for The Bridge for Youth, a homeless shelter for teens here in Mpls. Founded in 1970 by Sister Rita Steinhagen, the Bridge was opened in Minneapolis’ West Bank neighborhood and was one of
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IPR Students and Staff Go Backstage at the Black Sabbath Show

On Monday Black Sabbath members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler rolled into town to perform as a part of the “Final Tour by the Greatest Metal Band of all Time,” and IPR students and staff were there to see it. Live Sound & Show Production students Zachary Rudolph and Kaia Duchenne, along with Program
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IPR Live Sound and Show Production Students Put On Rooftop Concert Series

Written by: Peter Greenlund Over the past two terms, students from the Live Sound And Show Production (LSSP) program have been producing a concert series on the rooftop of the Wyman Building. We have provided full live sound services for the advertising firm of “Colle + McVoy,” showcasing the bands Strange Names, Candid Kid, and William Within.
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What Does ‘Blurred Lines’ Decision Mean for Future of Music Business?

Perhaps the lines won’t be so blurred in the future. A federal jury in California on March 10 awarded the family of Marvin Gaye $7.3 million after deciding the 2013 hit “Blurred Lines” too closely resembled the late singer’s 1977 song “Got to Give It Up.” Robin Thicke and the song’s cowriter, Pharrell Williams, will
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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
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What Can You Do With a Degree in Music Production?

If you have a passion for sound or love seeing a great show come together, you might be considering a degree in music production. There are plenty of career opportunities available after you graduate, whether your interest lies with: Live sound and show production Music and entertainment business Audio production and engineering Below, we’ll break
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