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Aneesa Adams

Instructor, Art History, Visual Art, Global Citizenship Aneesa Adams grew up in the Minneapolis arts scene as the daughter of an active visual artist. She is a classically-trained artist and has been teaching since 2003. She has exhibited her work throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin and currently exhibits her work in and around Minneapolis. While her …

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, …

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, …

Kevin Bowe

Adjunct Instructor, Audio Production and Engineering Kevin Bowe is a songwriter/producer/guitarist/engineer/mixer 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, …

Justin DeLeon

Audio Engineering, Pro Tools A talented instructor, Justin brings his experience of playing in professional studios and his own musical groups to the classroom. He has self-produced, recorded, mixed, mastered and played the drums for Sleeper Pins, Dissonant Creatures and the Swallows. Before coming to IPR, Justin worked for four years as a staff engineer …

Jeff DesLauriers

SounD Design for Visual Media 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 and location audio …

Kelly Dougherty

Adjunct Instructor, Music Business Contracts and Licensing Kelly M. Dougherty is an attorney in Minneapolis and primarily represents clients in business, commercial litigation and employment law matters. She is also building her practice in entertainment and copyright law. Prior to law school, Kelly studied in Nashville, Tennessee, where she completed a B.B.A in Music Business …

Tony Fischer

Instructor: Editing / Demo Reel Tony began his career as a film shooter for the Minnesota Vikings coaching staff, capturing game footage for the coaches to review and evaluate player performance. Through the contacts he made with the Vikings, he found the opportunity to move into the edit suite. He spent the early part of …

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