Advanced Theory Instructor, Ragazze Elmhurst
John Dorhauer (b. 1985) is a composer who embraces and enjoys a wide variety of styles, and this diversity is reflected in his compositions. He is highly active as the creator/director for Heisenberg Uncertainty Players (HUP), a composers’ jazz big band performing many of his original works. HUP currently holds a monthly residency in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood, and they have been featured on WGN-TV. Dorhauer is working on numerous upcoming projects, including a collaboration between HUP and a Chicago rapper and a multi-movement suite for HUP.
Honors for Dorhauer’s writing include first prizes in International Contemporary Ensemble’s “The Listening Room” Contest, Young Composer Competitions from Fifth House Ensemble and Orion Ensemble, and also consecutive years for Chicago College of Performing Arts’ Wind Ensemble Composition Contest. Dorhauer is a three-time recipient of ASCAP Plus Awards, and he has received commissions from The New Collaborative (NYC), Chicago Composers Orchestra, El Sistema-Ravinia, and Riverside-Brookfield High School, amongst others. Notable ensembles/individuals to have performed his music include Fifth House Ensemble, Latitude 49, eighth blackbird’s Timothy Munro, Glenn Kotche, Missouri State University Wind Ensemble, and Elmhurst College’s Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, and Percussion Ensemble.
For more information, visit johndorhauer.com.