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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 Graduate Spotlight: William Hensley

William Hensley is a 2010 Graduate of the Institute of Production and Recording whose career is off to an electrifying start. Hensley, a double major in Audio Production & Engineering and Music & Entertainment Business, has travelled extensively and integrated Audio/Visual technologies at some of the biggest sports venues in the nation, including Minneapolis’ US Bank Stadium. …

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 …

Alumni Spotlight: Chris Code, Sound Design for Visual Media

Chris Code is a December 2017 graduate from the Sound Design for Visual Media program at IPR. Since starting in January of 2016, Chris had embraced the IPR community and shown a great level of collaboration with students in other departments to work on various projects in all forms of media. In September 2017, Chris …

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