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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

Lead Instructor, Sound Design for Visual Media 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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Tom Garneau

Engineering The phrase “early adapter” gets thrown around a lot in the music industry, but it has never been truer then when describing Tom Garneau. A true audio aficionado, he received his first analog tape recorder at age seven and started his first studio in 1981. After years of working in the MPLS underground scene, …

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