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John Steitz

Instructor, Live Sound and Show Production In 2006, John Steitz graduated from McNally Smith College of Music, and after gigging around the Twin Cities for a couple years, went to work with Carnival Cruise Lines as a Audio Engineer and Technical Director. Upon returning to the Twin Cities a few years later, he went on …

Chris Osgood

Chris Osgood is part of the legendary Minneapolis Punk trio The Suicide Commandos, who formed in 1975 and went on to tour and record for Phonogram (North America), Phillips (Europe) Mercury Records (USA), Anthology Records (NYC), Rave Up Records (Europe), and are currently with Twin/Tone Records, Garage D’Or Records, iTunes Twin/Tone and iTunes Island DefJam …

Erik Strommer

Instructor: Graphic Design & Adobe Creative Cloud Software Erik Strommer is an alumnus of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He earned a B.F.A. in Advertising/Illustration. His career spans advertising agencies in New York City, Chicago, St. Louis and the Twin Cities. Highlights along this creative journey include: the first TV commercial using …

Dugan McNeil

If there could be one word to describe Dugan McNeill, that word would be “innovator.”  A true music visionary, always one step ahead of the curve, Dugan has consistently been on the cutting edge of the music business. Known to thousands of fans in the Midwest as a member of the extremely popular rock band, …

Ben Enke

Ben Enke is an award-winning Director of Photography from Seoul, South Korea, living in the Twin Cities. He has lensed numerous films featured at festivals and in theaters across the country, including the award winning short films CLEAN CUT and SHEAR MADNESS, feature length documentary OUT IN THE COLD, and the feature length narrative MILES …

Cody McKinney

Instructor, Sound Design for Visual Media      Cody McKinney is an award winning composer, sound artist, bassist, and educator. He has been commissioned by the Walker Art Center to perform original work along side the legendary Merce Cunningham Dance Co., and has taught professionally for over 15 years, leading ensembles, master classes, and giving …

Joe Sadowski

Instructor, Audio Production and Engineering, Ableton Motivated and constantly inspired, Joe “Avey” Sadowski has been making music since he was a child. He operates out of his native city of Minneapolis as a producer/composer, working to create sonic harmony in all genres. A graduate of The Institute of Production and Recording, Joe credits the school as …

Richard Chessnoe

Instructor, Computing, Web Fluency Richard Chessnoe is an IT, Web Development and Office Courses teacher with years of experience in business technology. His past employers include United Healthcare, IBM Corporation, and Allina. He completed the PC/LAN Technology Program at Brown College and is certified A+ in Desktop and Mobile Computers. He has always been passionate …

Luke Harper

Luke Harper is the owner of 514 Studios, a film/TV video production and event rental space. He has been working in audio for 25 years and has taught at the college level for the last five years. He is a post engineer, a mix engineer, a mastering engineer, and a field engineer. He has worked on …

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