Monthly Archives: June 2014

IPR Students Learn Firsthand at SXSW

As the original “distance learning” class, IPR’s South by Southwest course sent 12 students to Austin, Texas, this year to participate in one of the largest music and movie conferences in the world. Close to 50,000 people attend the famous 10-day festival for its performances, which included Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Ludacris and Chance the Rapper this year, but also for its educational panels
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Meet the Maestro: Bob Jenkins

As he did with all his careers, Bob Jenkins “sort of fell into” teaching at IPR, which he says, is about the fourth or fifth career he’s had. Having worked as a trombone player, a contractor hiring orchestra musicians, a songwriter and a producer, Bob was “bored with retirement” and asked IPR co-founder Tom Tucker
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Institute of Production and Recording Faculty Members Contribute to Allman Brothers 40th Anniversary Show DVD

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Naomi McDonald, Dir. of Communications Phone: (651) 332-8269 Mobile: (651) 785-4171 Email:   INSTITUTE OF PRODUCTION AND RECORDING FACULTY MEMBERS CONTRIBUTE TO ALLMAN BROTHERS 40TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW DVD Dik Shopteau and Jeff DesLauriers credited with surround sound audio editorial and mix MINNEAPOLIS (June 16, 2014) – Dik Shopteau,
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Institute of Production and Recording Faculty Members Contribute to Allman Brothers 40th Anniversary Show DVD

MINNEAPOLIS (June 16, 2014) – Dik Shopteau, Institute of Production and Recording audio production and engineering instructor, and Jeff DesLauriers, sound design for visual media program chair, did the audio editorial and audio mix for surround sound on the latest Allman Brothers Band live DVD titled “Allman Brothers 40: 40th Anniversary Show Live at the
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Graduate Success Story: Molly Murray

By Molly Murray I always wanted to be in the studio. In fourth grade, I started telling people I wanted to be a music producer, and I got a lot of funny looks and suggested career alternatives in return. But I grew up with a musically inclined family, so it seemed natural to want to
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IPR Raises Almost $1,000 for Syria Campaign

With hard-rocking guitars and vocals, IPR’s first-ever Community Service Day benefit concert raised close to $1,000 earlier this month. Students, faculty and staff came together to support UNICEF’s No Forgotten Children of Syria campaign through donations for raffle prizes, lunch, and admittance to performances by Kevin Bowe and the Okemah Prophets and Alison Scott. Numerous classes helped plan and host
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IPR Applauds Soundset 2014 Success

One of IPR’s strongest educational partners, the hip-hop record label Rhymesayers Entertainment, celebrated its annual hip-hop festival over Memorial Day weekend. Soundset was held last Sunday at Canterbury Park, just south of Minneapolis, with an incredible turnout—30,000  tickets all sold out. Headliners Atmosphere and Wiz Khalifa ended a full day of live hip-hop shows from 40 different acts. IPR has been a major
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