Tag Archives: Faculty Bios – Music and Entertainment Business

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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Tony Fischer

Instructor: Editing / Demo Reel Tony began his career as a film shooter for the Minnesota Vikings coaching staff, capturing game footage for the coaches to review and evaluate player performance. Through the contacts he made with the Vikings, he found the opportunity to move into the edit suite. He spent the early part of
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Craig Grossman

Music Business Craig Grossman has been booking and managing artists full time now for twelve years. He has booked tours, long and short for the likes of Trampled By Turtles, The Ike Reilly Assassination, Honeydogs, Freedy Johnston, Mark Mallman, Dressy Bessy, The Figgs, Kaiser Cartel, Tracy Bonham, Robbers On High Street and many more. Grossman
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Mitch Hare

Business Mitch Hare is the executive program chair and the 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
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Amanda Kirchner

Digital Video, Film History Growing up on a farm in southern Minnesota, Amanda developed two passions: astronomy and movies; she has been a science fiction geek since she was six. As an undergrad, she studied physics and astronomy, but was also involved in theater, mainly as a lighting designer. After graduating, she spent a year
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Jon Smith

Instructor: Audio for Video Jonathan has been working in the underground music scene in the Twin Cities since the age of 19, when he returned from Berklee College of Music in 1993. In 1996, he completed a bachelor’s degree in Music Education at the University of Minnesota and spent the rest of the ‘90s playing
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Rod Smith

Entertainment Business Before blundering into a freelance writing career around the turn of the millennium, Mr. Smith worked as a musician, retail buyer, disc jockey, independent curator, publicist, night club VJ, stage hand, bartender and lighting designer. He has written extensively about music, visual art, books and related topics for Decibel, Time Out New York,
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