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Every Day


On Friday May 11th, the EAV department instructors and several students visited an AV design-build integrator firm in the Chicagoland area.  The students got an up close and intimate tour of the technical and business side of the facility and the interaction with the technology on hand was exciting for everyone!  The students also had quite a time networking and forming relationships with professionals in the industry.


Minneapolis student Starr Sirrah volunteered his time to do the audio for the Northeast YMCA Elders Circle.  MMI has partnered with the Y to help kids that write songs be recorded for the elders in the community.  Paul Peterson and his Mom also participate!


I thought the Play Like A Girl event was awesome. Being a girl in the industry, feeling like the minority, and then being given the opportunity to show a younger generation of girls that WE can do this, was exciting, and refreshing. The day itself went smoothly,  I think all involved enjoyed themselves. I hope that everyone took away the same amount of inspiration and motivation as myself, which was invigorating, because I needed that extra drive for these last couple of weeks.

If I’m not working, I’m here at school, hammering out projects, finding and booking time for bands to come in, or even just helping other students if they’re having trouble with something. MMI is definitely a place where I thrive the most, and I can’t thank everyone enough who has helped me through my journey so far.

As for the video for graduation, we’ve recorded some of the song, and I’ll hopefully be able to present the idea to everyone on Tuesday, after our final for History of Contemporary Music. We’re going to try to finish up vocals and overdubs Tuesday night, but for now, all of our final projects and presentations have taken precedence.

As a personal thank you from me, you’ve been supportive and inspiring, and I can’t express enough how helpful everyone at MMI has been.

Thank you, for everything!

Victoria Girot
Recording Department Production Assistant


MMI is sponsoring STAR PARTY Thursday night at  the MYTH.  WE have some tickets to still give away if you want to recommend some amazing student!  We also need a few students to work the event.  Please let JD who you think would work best.

We make things happen EVERY DAY!

Every Day


Ben Illies, MN Grad, landed a gig working for the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board through a lead from Tim Anderson. He’ll be running live sound for a huge number of bands in Minneapolis, working up to 30 hours a week. It’s a great opportunity for him to earn some money while getting to meet a ton of new people every time he works.


On April 19th MMI instructors Nella Citino, Robert Gee and Tim Mickleburgh joined Hanah Jon Taylor in the Chula Vista Resort to act as judges in the 2012 SkillsUSA contest. They judged high school students competing in the categories TV and Video Production, Advertising Production and 3D Animation, and were impressed by the high standards of the winning entries. Hanah Jon Taylor was on hand to inform interested students of the opportunities available at MMI.


James Davis (JD)  Minneapolis faculty, recently signed on to consult for the Major League Baseball team Washington Nationals; on a concert they are doing with mult-iplatinum country singer Dierks Bentley. It’s June 2nd.


Chris Taylor, Gary Paul, Hanah Taylor and Stev Briggs visited River Grove H.S. for a career fair. We talked with students and gathered leads. Steve demonstrated IP control (over IPad and IPhone) of a networked media player that that can store hundreds of movies and play them across a local area network. We talked about all of our programs at Madison Media Institute and had a very enjoyable day.

We make great things happen EVERY DAY!