Guest Experts

Guest experts join Fifth House Ensemble on campus for in-person or Skype workshops, bringing a diverse range of vision and experience to support these two weeks of artistic discovery. Our guest experts have included graphic artists, marketing executives, theatre directors and renowned composers, leading interactive workshops that will help you to redefine your artistic vision. This summer, we’ve added experts in music technology, network art, recording, and  digital media to our roster to mentor and support participants.


Jason Charney

Cliff Colnot

Daniel Dorff

Tad Gray

Composer, Electroacoustic



Orchestral Conductor,

DePaul University


Theodore Presser Company

Wealth Advisor,

Buckingham Strategic Wealth,

Leadership Coach,

5HE Board President


Steve Horowitz

Ryan Ingebritsen

Matthew Koschak

Annie Lesser

Composer for Film

(Super Size Me) and Video Games

Composer, Sound Designer,

Electronic Performer

​Staff Acoustical Engineer at

Shure Inc.


Immersive Theater Producer

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Hummie Mann

Daniel McKemie

Parker Nelson

Brian Pertl

Emmy-winning composer,

Seattle Film Institute

Electronic Musician,

Percussionist, & Composer

Education Specialist

& 5HE Horn Player

Improviser, Ethnomusicologist,

Deep Listening Practitioner

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Benjamin Sabey USE
John Scanlon

Leila Ramagopal Pertl

Michael Rohd

Benjamin Sabey

John Scanlon

Music Educator, Improviser,

Deep Listening Practitioner

Founding Artistic Director,

Sojourn Theatre

Composer & Electronic Musician

Music Production,

Dolby Laboratories

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Paul Wang

Composer &

Concertmaster of  Calgary

Philharmonic Orchestra

Associate Professor,

Medill IMC

Northwestern University