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Jason Orris

Engineering, Production Jason has been owner/manager/engineer of the Terrarium Recording Studio (www.the-terrarium.com) since starting it twenty years ago as a basement studio equipped with a coffee maker and a 16-track tape machine. After a year and a half the studio moved into the Washington Avenue location where some of the best sounding rock records in …

Christy Perry

Faculty, Mathematics, Computer Technology Christy was born in Mississippi at the height of the Civil Rights movement. Her parents continually moved around the South — Georgia, Florida, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee —averaging a new state every two years. Yet, wherever they went, she found them. She worked for more than 20 years as an insurance product …

Dik Shopteau

Engineering, Production Description of Your Background/Experience Dik’s life in music began at age 16 as a founding member of the band Judd. As one of the more successful bands to emerge from the Midwest, Judd toured extensively for 10 years in the U.S. and Canada, recording in New York City, Miami, Atlanta, Toronto and Minneapolis. …

Jon Smith

Instructor: Audio for Video Jonathan has been working in the underground music scene in the Twin Cities since the age of 19, when he returned from Berklee College of Music in 1993. In 1996, he completed a bachelor’s degree in Music Education at the University of Minnesota and spent the rest of the ‘90s playing …

Rod Smith

Entertainment Business Before blundering into a freelance writing career around the turn of the millennium, Mr. Smith worked as a musician, retail buyer, disc jockey, independent curator, publicist, night club VJ, stage hand, bartender and lighting designer. He has written extensively about music, visual art, books and related topics for Decibel, Time Out New York, …

Justin Staggs

Instructor: Screenwriting, Production, Post Production Justin is an award-winning filmmaker with several dozen music videos to his credit, including clients such as the Foo Fighters, Against Me! and NOFX – just to name a few. In 2005, Justin’s 30-second P.S.A. on Youth AIDS Awareness won a prestigious Platinum Award at World Fest, and in early …

Marius Stefan

Mathematics A PhD in mathematics, Marius comes to IPR by way of Los Angeles, Iowa, and Bucharest, Romania. He has published several scholarly articles in the field of mathematics and spends his free time playing online chess. Education PhD in Mathematics, University of Iowa MS in Mathematics, University of Bucharest, Romania BS in Mathematics, University …

Tyson Taylor

Instructor, Sound Design Tyson Taylor is an audio engineering professional with a reputation for meticulously managing complex projects, often under deadline pressure. Having worked for Electronic Arts on video games such as “The Sims,” his forte includes sound for video and computer games. He’s also worked for the Utah Jazz as the team’s videographer. His …

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