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Walter Chancellor, Jr. Celebrates 15 Years Teaching at IPR

“Of all the lessons that I’ve learned from Walter, I think the most profound is the importance of work ethic.” Krissy Jackson, IPR Career Services Coordinator and Former IPR student said when asked about her memories of Walter Chancellor’s classes. That was a few years ago, but Chancellor has continued to make a strong impression
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IPR Students at Work with the Pros on Applied Learning Projects

IPR students from every degree program work on applied learning projects as part of their coursework. Students work with industry professionals on real-world projects like short films, television pilots, and live events. Integrating applied learning projects into the IPR curriculum allows students to apply the skills they learn at school to actual projects, introduces them to the process
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IPR Roots Revue: Kevin Bowe

This is the second installment in a series of posts exploring the artistic interests and influences of the staff and faculty of IPR.  The posts will dig deep into our childhoods and explore the roots of our tastes in music, literature, and film. They will lay naked the forces that shaped us as educators, artists, and consumers
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Teen Band Wins Recording Session at IPR Studios

In the words of the immortal Dewey Finn, “One great rock show can change the world,” and five groups of young rockers tried their best this June at the annual Teen Battle of the Bands. The contest is held each year at the Maple Grove Town Green amphitheater. The city of Maple Grove and IPR teamed up
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An IPR Staffer Shares Her Trip to the NAMM Show

When I arrived at the Anaheim Convention Center for the 115th annual National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show held in Anaheim, CA, what impressed me the most was the inquisitive and diverse array of attendees at the convention. NAMM experienced a record number of eclectic and colorful exhibitors this year, from big corporations to family-run
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IPR Students and Staff Go Backstage at the Black Sabbath Show

[slideshow_deploy id=’11047′] 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
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Rhymesayers CEO Saddiq: A Visionary Poorly Disguised as a Hipster

If you are a student at IPR, you know about Rhymesayers Entertainment. Kevin Beacham, Rhymesayers’ Marketing Specialist, teaches Hip Hop Essentials and can often be seen around campus. The Rhymesayers logo adorns the wall on the 3rd floor of our downtown campus, honoring them for their commitment to IPR and the music production scene in Minneapolis.
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Alumnus Says IPR Was a ‘Game Changer’ for His Career

Bryan Mengy owns a successful recording studio in Northeast Minneapolis called Northwood Studio, which he says has been completely slammed since opening in 2012. A lot of that is due to his experience at the Institute of Production and Recording (IPR). “I met a ton of people that I still work with now,” he explains.
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Catch Me If You Can – Keeping Up With The Music Biz

Today’s music and entertainment industry is a fast moving target for those looking to stay current with the latest developments.  The beauty of this state of flux and general upheaval is that opportunity abounds to experiment with innovative approaches and tactics.  Of course, before you can use a piece of information to your advantage you
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