the Director and Conductor of the Georgia Tech Chamber Choir is an ASCAP award-winning arranger and composer. Ulrich is originally from Illinois, where he received his early training in music and developed a passion for songwriting. His compositions and arrangements are in the catalogs of six publishers in the US and abroad. His music has been performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, throughout New York City and on national radio and television, as well as throughout Europe, Asia, and Australia.
He has composed commissioned works for professional choirs and orchestras, including the Grammy-award winning Orchestra of St. Luke's, colleges and universities throughout the United States, and churches and schools in both the U.S. and abroad.
Dr. Ulrich is currently Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he directs two mixed choirs and the all-male Georgia Tech Glee Club. Dr. Ulrich came to Atlanta from LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts (the Fame school) in New York City, where his choirs were featured in all major NYC concert venues and on national and international television and radio.
Dr. Ulrich's prior university teaching experience includes positions at Ashland University (OH), Long Island University (NY), City University of New York, and Hofstra University. During 1990-1991 he was Visiting Fulbright Professor of Music at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland. His early training included four years singing with legendary conductor Robert Shaw in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Chorus. Additional academic study included a Master of Music degree from Southern Methodist University, where he was a student of Lloyd Pfautsch, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Over the years, his choirs have shared the stage with Robert Shaw, Alice Parker, Paul Simon, Judy Collins, Hugh Masekela, Kenny Chesney, Jennifer Nettles (Sugarland), Joe Walsh, and Stephen Schwartz, as well as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke's and the Atlanta Ballet. Georgia Tech choirs under his direction have performed at national and international conferences (including the College Music Society and the Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities), performed on national television (ESPN, The Weather Channel, The Discovery Channel, and Cartoon Network) and toured the US and abroad. In the past ten years, five different choral ensembles under his direction have appeared over a dozen times at New York City's Carnegie Hall.
(Jerry Ulrich collaborated with New Trinity Baroque for the first time in March of 2011, in Johann Sebastian Bach's Mass in B minor.)