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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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Girl Scouts Troop Earns Music Badge at IPR

(Blog Contribution: Kelsey Gryz) IPR (Institute of Production & Recording) gave Girl Scout Troop #55887 the opportunity to earn their music badge by touring the school and learning what goes into making a professional song. Along with touring the small class sizes, computer labs, and studios, the eight girl scouts were able to spend time
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From the Desk of Tina Halfmann, Librarian

Book Review: Born to Run, by Bruce Springsteen Tina Halfmann has been the campus librarian for more than ten years at the only library in Minnesota where quiet is not allowed. She was in a new wave/punk band in college, toured with a band from Canada and helped promote bands at dingy clubs around Madison, Wisconsin
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The Voice (Lesson)

Written by Gail Milstein The final performance day arrived on a Monday afternoon in mid-September. I slipped into the restroom to change into my rarely-worn blue sequin dress and rhinestone earrings. I was getting into character for my performance of the disco classic “I Will Survive,” by Gloria Gaynor. My classmates and I hugged and
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Study: Music & Film Majors Among Highest Paying College Majors

According to a recent study by Glassdoor.com, music and film studies majors are among the top paying 50 college majors. Glassdoor analyzed nearly 500,000 resumes and the median base salary from each major for the first five years of being in the workforce. “With approximately 70 percent of American high school graduates enrolling in colleges and
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Being Kevin Bowe: Inside the IPR Sessions – The Suicide Commandos

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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Professor Griff Gives IPR Students a Lesson in Respect, Culture and Being True to Yourself

On Thursday, June 11, 2015, students at IPR took a break from their busy finals week to hear a special lesson from Professor Griff. The Minister of Information of Grammy-nominated hip-hop group Public Enemy visited the campus in downtown Minneapolis for an intimate Q&A session with students, faculty and staff. He discussed everything from his
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Another "Show Up to Show Off" Success

By Roslyn Heinemann, music and entertainment business program student Going on its second quarter in a row, the Student Advisory Board’s (SAB) Show Up to Show Off Showcase was a huge success! Created to give students the chance let loose and show off their skills on stage, this time around the event held a deeper
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