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Tyler EhrlichArtist Affiliate: Conductor, Wind Ensemble

Tyler Ehrlich (he/him) is an educator, musician, and conductor based in Atlanta, Georgia. Ehrlich serves as director of bands at Decatur High School, where he conducts three concert bands, directs the marching band, and teaches an International Baccalaureate music course. In addition to teaching at the secondary level, Ehrlich conducts the Emory University Wind Ensemble and serves as associate conductor of the Atlanta Wind Symphony.

Prior to joining the faculty at Decatur High School, Ehrlich taught band and music technology, and served as the fine arts department chair at Centennial High School (Georgia). While teaching at Centennial, all three concert bands received superior ratings for the first time in the school’s 20-year history. Additionally, the program received its first national performance invitation as a guest ensemble for the 2020 Music For All National Chamber Music Festival. Ehrlich has received the National Band Association Citation of Excellence for his work with the Atlanta Wind Symphony. He has conducted the group at its performance at the 2020 Georgia Music Educators In-Service Conference, and he will serve as a conductor of the ensemble at the 75th annual Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in December 2021.

Ehrlich has presented on music technology and pedagogy at the Midwest Clinic, the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles International Conference, the College Band Directors National Association National Conference, and the Georgia Music Educators In-Service Conference. He has served as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator throughout the state of Georgia. Ehrlich has a master of music degree from the University of Georgia, and a bachelor of arts degree summa cum laudefrom Cornell University. His undergraduate thesis involved developing music software for Google Glass, the now defunct wearable technology. 

Ehrlich lives with his partner, Brent Allman, a PhD student at Emory University, and their dog, Milo.