Virtual Class Instructor, Theory Instructor
John Dorhauer (johndorhauer.com) is a composer, educator, and performer from Chicago. John currently teaches music theory classes and private composition and trumpet lessons at Elmhurst College, Riverside-Brookfield High School, Glenbard East High School, and Spirito! Singers. Honors for John’s writing include first prizes in International Contemporary Ensemble’s “The Listening Room” Contest and Young Composer Competitions from Fifth House Ensemble and Orion Ensemble. A five-time recipient of ASCAP Plus Awards, John’s music has been recorded/performed by Fifth House Ensemble, Chicago Composers Orchestra, Latitude 49, members of eighth blackbird and International Contemporary Ensemble, the Elmhurst College Percussion Ensemble, and his own composers’ jazz big band, Heisenberg Uncertainty Players (huplayers.com). HUP currently holds monthly residencies at Phyllis’ Musical Inn and Chicago Magic Lounge, and in 2020 they released an album of John’s original music called Gradient. Other recent projects for HUP include performances at Fulton Street Collective’s Jazz Record Art Collective Series featuring John’s arrangements of The Beatles’ Abbey Road and Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy albums in their entirety, and HUP the 3rd, which features John’s arrangements of selected movements from the third symphonies of Mahler, Brahms, and Beethoven. John is the father of two talented and creative children, and he would gladly engage you in a lengthy conversation about the nuances of the evolution of style in the modern NBA.