Tyler Ehrlich is the director of bands at Decatur High School, where he is responsible for the instruction and administration of the concert bands, marching band, and chamber ensembles. In addition to his responsibilities at Decatur, Ehrlich serves as conductor of the Emory Wind Ensemble and associate conductor of the Atlanta Wind Symphony.
Ehrlich previously taught band, music technology, and served as the fine arts department chair at Centennial High School in Roswell, GA. He holds a master’s degree in conducting from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from Cornell University. While at Cornell, Ehrlich served as the teaching assistant for the Cornell Wind Ensembles and directed pit orchestras for Ithaca’s largest student musical theater organization, the Melodramatics Theatre Company.
Funded by research grants from the Consortium of College and University Media Centers and UGA’s Ideas for Creative Exploration Lab, Ehrlich has worked with Cynthia Johnston Turner to bring their ideas involving conducting technology to fruition. They have presented their research at several of the largest band conferences in the world: the College Band Directors National Association National Conference, the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles International Conference, and the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. Work that he has completed has been published in The Verge and USA Today.
Ehrlich lives in Atlanta with his partner, Brent Allman, a PhD student at Emory University.