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IPR Students Observe Obscene Optimism: Jeremy Messersmith’s Microtour

On a sunny but cool Monday morning in April, IPR’s Speech Communications class gathered at Powderhorn Park in South Minneapolis to participate in local indie musician Jeremy Messersmith’s kick off of his Obscenely Optimistic micro-tour, promoting his latest album of the same name.  Observing artists in the wild is one way we at IPR treat
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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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Being Kevin Bowe: Inside the IPR Sessions – The Park Evans Trio

This blog is part a series of entries from inside the production mind of Audio Production & Engineering Associate Program Chair Kevin Bowe. Kevin will detail the audio production sessions that he and his Production Portfolio class run during the course of the term. Over the past year, Kevin and his class have worked with artists like
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Being Kevin Bowe: Inside the IPR Sessions – Sophia Norwood

This blog is part a series of entries from inside the production mind of Audio Production & Engineering Associate Program Chair Kevin Bowe. Kevin will detail the audio production sessions that he and his Production Portfolio class run during the course of the term. Over the past year, Kevin and his class have worked with artists like
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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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Q & A with IPR Alum Jarod Hadaway

Jarod Hadaway graduated from IPR in 2007 with an associate degree in audio production and engineering. Since then, he has worked in all aspects of the creative media industry from teaching and mentoring high school students at a Minneapolis charter school to founding and running Last Triumph, one of Minnesota’s first certified B corporations and
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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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Being Kevin Bowe: Inside the IPR Sessions – Communist Daughter

This blog is part a series of entries from inside the production mind of Audio Production & Engineering Associate Program Chair Kevin Bowe. Kevin will detail the audio production sessions that he and his Production Portfolio class run during the course of the term. This term, Kevin and his class are working with artists like Hot
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IPR Students Open Studio to an Emerging Talent

When eighth grader Leila Lowry was tasked with creating a middle school capstone project for the City of Lakes Waldorf School, she didn’t think small. The resulting project turned into an EP’s worth of tracks; a collaboration between IPR’s Audio Production Department; and the genesis of a career. Leila has taken voice lessons for the
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