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.

Successful Minneapolis Graduates Join IPR’s DIY 360

A panel of IPR alumni working in Minneapolis talk about their experiences post-graduation. Panelists include Youa Vang (City Pages, Adam Levy, Chris Koza, Rogue Valley), Michael Fisher (Sway Heavy, Matthew 18), Noah Hollander (The Pearl Recording Studio), and Dillon Marcus (Communist Daughter, Junebug and Edward the Confessor). DIY 360 is a recurring event at IPR …

Audio Production Graduate Michael Berry Event Lighting and Live Sound Professional

When IPR first approached Michael Berry about a Graduate Success Story, he was totally on board. It took several weeks for us to connect for the interview because Michael was finishing his busy season as an event lighting tech in Las Vegas. Oddly enough slow season hits Vegas around late spring, which is when Michael …

Audio Production Graduate Christopher Lee Hard at Work with Sound Image and Kellie Pickler

At IPR, audio production is a serious passion for us. We try hard to cultivate an educational culture that values both the technical and the creative while working hard to instill in our students a realistic music industry perspective and a strong work ethic. Not everyone is going to win a Grammy award for their …

Audio Production Graduate Neil Whitlock @ The Board for Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Audio Production graduate Neil Whitlock is a long time music fan. He spent most of his youth as a musician, but he waited until after high school to make music his chosen career field. Even so, it took him a year at community college before committing to IPR. An education in audio production and engineering requires …

Music Business Pro King Sandman Visits DIY 360

Robinson hall was bangin’ as IPR’s DIY 360 welcomed King Sandman (aka Onyx Johnson), a longstanding member of the IPR family, Instructor, Producer, and well known twin cities rapper. His appearance, fueled by skilled beats and a well-crafted lyrical message, offered students a strong reinforcement for their own desires to pursue careers in the music …

IPR Audio Production Graduate on Tour with Kellie Pickler

A dream job for IPR, The Institute of Production and Recording graduate Christopher Lee places him on tour with American Idol alumni and country superstar Kellie Pickler. He credits his new gig at the monitor board to a passion for live audio production and seven years preparation concluding with an IPR education. Christopher Lee’s audio …

Audio Production Site, Stageit, Compatible with DIY Model

Audio Production graduates Jimmy Watkins and JAB (Joshua Burdette) make up the rap duo Bound by Honor ([BBH] Productions), and they’ve been streaming live shows from their apartment near the Twin Cities for several months running. What makes their shows worth checking out is the level of interaction they incorporate. Jimmy and JAB take time …

Successful Career Fair Offers Career Opportunities for IPR Students

By Director of Career Services, Norbert Kreuzer Wednesday, February 15 IPR hosted its semi-annual career fair in Robinson Hall. It was a great success and turnout for industry employers as well as students and graduates. Fourteen companies were present: Fisher Edit, Tinderbox Music, Asian American Press, Bosch Communications, Mall of  America, MN Department of Transportation, …

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