Guest Experts

Guest experts join Fifth House Ensemble on campus for in-person or Zoom 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.


Cliff Colnot

Daniel Dorff

Tad Gray

Matthew Koschak

Orchestral Conductor,

DePaul University



Theodore Presser Company

Wealth Advisor,

Buckingham Strategic Wealth,

Leadership Coach,

5HE Board President


Staff Acoustical Engineer

at Shure Inc.


Yuri Lysoivanov

Hummie Mann

Melissa Ngan

Brian Pertl

Market Development Specialist at

Shure Inc.

Emmy-winning composer,

Seattle Film Institute

American Composers Orchestra, CEO

Fifth House Ensemble, Founder

Improviser, Ethnomusicologist,

Deep Listening Practitioner

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Leila Ramagopal Pertl

Michael Rohd

Music Educator, Improviser,

Deep Listening Practitioner

Founding Artistic Director,

Sojourn Theatre