Mitch Hare is the program chair of the Music and Entertainment Business program at the Institute of Production and Recording. He holds a bachelors in Music from the University of Minnesota where he studied music theory under the direction of David Dahmschroeder. While at the university, he also studied piano and voice, and he performed in chorale and jazz ensembles. Mitch studied jazz piano and theory at the MacPhail Center for the Arts in Minneapolis. He holds a masters in Managerial Leadership from Globe University.
Mitch has over 30 years’ experience in music as a performer and entertainment contractor. He worked as a bassist on two albums and toured with regional bands that shared the stage on shows with national recording artists BB King, Joe Cocker, The Guess Who, Nicolette Larson and Little Anthony and the Imperials. After getting off the road, Mitch focused on performing locally with artists in the corporate band scene and contracted musicians for work on corporate and social entertainment events. He continues to perform as a keyboardist in Minneapolis currently on stage with singer Aimee Lee.
As an educator, Mitch has over eight years’ experience as a program developer and manager for media arts programs at the Institute of Production and Recording and Broadview Entertainment Arts University. He enjoys working with faculty and program leaders to develop and manage curriculum that supports and respects the philosophy that the creative arts are instrumental in creating a rich and valued place in our culture and in the marketplace.
- BA, University of Minnesota
- MS, Globe University