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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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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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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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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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Jason Orris

Engineering, Production Jason has been owner/manager/engineer of the Terrarium Recording Studio (www.the-terrarium.com) since starting it twenty years ago as a basement studio equipped with a coffee maker and a 16-track tape machine. After a year and a half the studio moved into the Washington Avenue location where some of the best sounding rock records in
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