Tag Archives: Faculty Bios – Music and Entertainment Business

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
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Kelly Dougherty

Adjunct Instructor, Music Business Contracts and Licensing Kelly M. Dougherty is an attorney in Minneapolis and primarily represents clients in business, commercial litigation and employment law matters. She is also building her practice in entertainment and copyright law. Prior to law school, Kelly studied in Nashville, Tennessee, where she completed a B.B.A in Music Business
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Craig Grossman

Music Business Craig Grossman has been booking and managing artists full time now for twelve years. He has booked tours, long and short for the likes of Trampled By Turtles, The Ike Reilly Assassination, Honeydogs, Freedy Johnston, Mark Mallman, Dressy Bessy, The Figgs, Kaiser Cartel, Tracy Bonham, Robbers On High Street and many more. Grossman
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Mitch Hare

Business Mitch Hare is the program chair of the Music and Entertainment Business program at the Institute of Production and Recording. He holds a bachelors in Music from the University of Minnesota where he studied music theory under the direction of David Dahmschroeder. While at the university, he also studied piano and voice, and he
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Scott “Scooter” Nelson

Scooter Nelson is the Associate Program Chair, and a long-time faculty member of the Music & Entertainment Business program at IPR. In fact, Scooter was instrumental in the development of the degree and is the author of the curriculum for several of its core classes. In 2013, Scooter was awarded a “Faculty Member of the
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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,
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