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IPR Grad Sam Kovar Keeps Making Things Happen

IPR College of Creative Arts Alumni Sam Kovar is an Executive Creative Producer at Don’t Blink, a video experience company based in the Twin Cities. Don’t Blink focuses on social, adventure, narrative and experiential content. Sam’s work has taken him across the country to work with high-profile clients, and he even had time to help his
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IPR Forms Vinyl Club and Institutes Turntable Tuesdays

Ask most students at IPR College of Creative Arts where they get their music and you’ll get mostly digital sources. Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, and Soundcloud dominate and CDs have been relegated to the back shelf. But, everything old is new again, and there are a surprising number of IPR students who listen to records
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IPR Students and Alumni Tackle Super Bowl Productions

Super Bowl LII landed in Minneapolis on Sunday February 4, 2018 and with its downtown location, the Institute of Production and Recording was right in the middle of the action. With all of the events and activities associated with the Super Bowl in the weeks leading up to the game, it is no surprise that
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IPR Students Observe Obscene Optimism: Jeremy Messersmith’s Microtour

On a sunny but cool Monday morning in April, IPR’s Speech Communications class gathered at Powderhorn Park in South Minneapolis to participate in local indie musician Jeremy Messersmith’s kick off of his Obscenely Optimistic micro-tour, promoting his latest album of the same name.  Observing artists in the wild is one way we at IPR treat
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IPR Students at Work with the Pros on Applied Learning Projects

IPR students from every degree program work on applied learning projects as part of their coursework. Students work with industry professionals on real-world projects like short films, television pilots, and live events. Integrating applied learning projects into the IPR curriculum allows students to apply the skills they learn at school to actual projects, introduces them to the process
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IPR Roots Revue: Kevin Bowe

This is the second installment in a series of posts exploring the artistic interests and influences of the staff and faculty of IPR.  The posts will dig deep into our childhoods and explore the roots of our tastes in music, literature, and film. They will lay naked the forces that shaped us as educators, artists, and consumers
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Being Kevin Bowe: Inside the IPR Sessions – The Park Evans Trio

This blog is part a series of entries from inside the production mind of Audio Production & Engineering Associate Program Chair Kevin Bowe. Kevin will detail the audio production sessions that he and his Production Portfolio class run during the course of the term. Over the past year, Kevin and his class have worked with artists like
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Being Kevin Bowe: Inside the IPR Sessions – Sophia Norwood

This blog is part a series of entries from inside the production mind of Audio Production & Engineering Associate Program Chair Kevin Bowe. Kevin will detail the audio production sessions that he and his Production Portfolio class run during the course of the term. Over the past year, Kevin and his class have worked with artists like
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An IPR Staffer Shares Her Trip to the NAMM Show

When I arrived at the Anaheim Convention Center for the 115th annual National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show held in Anaheim, CA, what impressed me the most was the inquisitive and diverse array of attendees at the convention. NAMM experienced a record number of eclectic and colorful exhibitors this year, from big corporations to family-run
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Q & A with IPR Alum Jarod Hadaway

Jarod Hadaway graduated from IPR in 2007 with an associate degree in audio production and engineering. Since then, he has worked in all aspects of the creative media industry from teaching and mentoring high school students at a Minneapolis charter school to founding and running Last Triumph, one of Minnesota’s first certified B corporations and
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