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Alumni Stories

At IPR, we are very proud of our graduates. These hardworking and talented individuals have proven that they can pursue an educational goal and see it through to its completion, despite any challenges they had to face along the way.

IPR Alum Chris Kroeze Finalist in NBC’s The Voice

Season 15 of NBC’s The Voice was taken by storm when IPR alum and Barron, Wisconsin native Chris Kroeze entered the competition in September. As he advances into the series finale, Chris brings his own style and talent that his former instructors and fellow students noticed from early in his education. A graduate of IPR’s Audio Production and Engineering program, Chris …

Alumni Spotlight: Brandon McCollum, Nice Guy Entertainment

Brandon McCollum is a 2017 graduate of IPR’s Sound Design for Visual Media program. Brandon is owner of Nice Guy Entertainment, which helps artists with audio production, engineering, sound design, promotion and management. How did the idea of Nice Guy Entertainment come to be? How did your idea for your company change over time? This …

Small Business Saturday: Jill of all Trades/HUB Entertainment

Rhaelee Gronholz is an IPR graduate of the Audio Production and Engineering and Live Sound and Show Production programs. Since graduating, she has started her own staging company and has worked alongside well-known venues in the Twin Cities live sound and performance arenas. Rhaelee currently works at a local church in addition to Crooner’s Lounge …

IPR Student Post: Women in the Media Panel Discussion

Written by Maria Barr As college students, we all appreciate free things. I know I do. Especially if it’s a free Panel Discussion that features amazing women who are currently dominating in different creative professions. Why would you want to attend this event? Why wouldn’t you, is a better question! Not only is this Panel …

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