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Jackie Lee Robinson Day! Campus closed Tuesday, November 11th.

Tuesday, November 11th is Jackie Lee Robinson Day at IPR!

In honor of the life and legacy of IPR Co-Founder and first Director of Eduction, Jack Robinson, the entire campus will be closed on his birthday this Tuesday, November 11th.   No classes will be held on this day and the entire building will be closed.

Monday night November 10th the lab staff will close the building at 11:59pm.  Campus will re-open again  at 7:30am Wednesday, November 12th.  No studio time will be available for booking during this time.


Jack Robinson was a teacher: helping students to define their powers and abilities. Jack Robinson was a visionary: synthesizing ideas and incorporating breaking technologies while continually exploring new methods of marketing. Jack Robinson was a friend: cultivating relationships with all the lives he touched, and always pushing for the best in people has well as himself. Jack Robinson passed away in 2004, and although his physical presence is gone, his spirit is very much alive here at the school. Jack, we miss you.

Known throughout the industry as Jack “Blackjack” Robinson, Jack had over 20 years of experience as an artist, session musician, engineer, producer, studio owner, and educator. His album credits include work with Prince, Larry Graham, Brandy, Monica, Ann Nesby, and Rahzel of the Roots. Countless tours took him across the country as a front-of-house engineer, and around the world as a performer. Jack’s educational experience includes working as a teacher and curriculum developer for Music Tech College as well as his own distance education program: the Electronic Musician’s Workshop (EMW).

Jack owned and operated The Electronic Musicians Workshop, as well as his own recording studio for more than ten years. At EMW he taught music production, audio engineering, music business, music theory, songwriting and digital video production. Jack Robinson’s goals were centered around getting music back on the minds of youth; an inspiration to anyone wanting to get into the industry as a self-created entrepreneur and artist.

The Institute of Production & Recording- Co-owner & Director of Education                                      BlackJack Productions – Owner, President – Minneapolis, MN
EMW Records – President/CEO – Minneapolis, MN
Record Labels: Warner Brothers – MCA – Virgin – Motown – Paisley Park Records – NPG Records – Flyte Tyme Records – EMW Records
Television: TPT – Channel 2 – Channel 9 – FOX – Cable Networks – HBO – VH-1 – ESPN
Artists: Prince – Larry Graham – Ann Nesby – Chaka Khan – Cynthia Johnson – Carmen Electra – Keith Crouch – Brandy – Martin Lawrence – Monica – Tears for Fears – Kiss – Sesame Street Revue – Minnesota Timberwolves – Razel (The Rootz)
Film: Miramax – HBO Pictures – Frontline / Mark Levin – Pat Proft (Producer Naked Gun Series) – Independent Featured Film Projects
Recording Studios: Paisley Park – Flyte Tyme – Oarfin – Tricord – 45RPM – Battery Studios (New York) – Sugar Hill Studio (New York) – Studio 57 (L.A.) – Creation – Blackjack Productions



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