Jerry Ulrich, Georgia Institute of Technology
ASCAP award-winning arranger/composer Jerry Ulrich is originally from Illinois, where he received his early training in music and developed an interest in songwriting. His compositions and arrangements are in the catalogs of seven publishers. He has composed commissioned works for professional choirs and orchestras, including the Grammy-award winning Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and has written music for colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad.
Dr. Ulrich is Director of Choral Activities at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he directs the Chamber Choir 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. His choirs have been featured in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Barclay’s Center, Madison Square Garden, and on national and international television and radio.
Dr. Ulrich’s prior teaching experience includes university positions in Ohio and New York. During 1990-1991 he was Visiting Fulbright Professor of Music at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) in Glasgow; recently ranked sixth in the world of performing arts education. His early training included four years singing with legendary choral conductor Robert Shaw in the Atlanta Symphony Chorus and Chamber Chorus.
Timothy Hsu, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. Timothy Hsu is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Georgia Tech School of Music and Center for Music Technology. Dr. Hsu received a Bachelor in Music in Piano Performance and in Recording Arts and a Master of Arts in Acoustics at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Later, he continued his studies with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (acoustics) and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering while studying acoustics at Georgia Tech. Since 2013, he has been a faculty member whose research focuses on acoustics, musical acoustics, instrument design, music education, and architectural acoustics. Collaborating with composers, concert performers, medical professional, and architects, his research embodies an interdisciplinary spirit. In 2016, some of his novel musical instruments have been on exhibition at the Stubbins Gallery and at the Robert Ferst Center for the Arts.
In addition to his research activities, Dr. Hsu also serves as a choral ensemble conductor, directing the Georgia Tech Chorale, and associate directing the Georgia Tech Chamber Choir. His choirs, despite being mostly non-music majors, have performed works not only of Bach, and Mozart, but also of Webern and Schoenberg. In recent years, he and his choirs have performed at Carnegie Hall, the Smithsonian, the Alys Stephens Center, as well as at conferences and events in the Southeastern United States.
Academically, he has co-developed the interdisciplinary Fundamentals of Musicianship I-IV academic sequence, which includes aural skills, sight-singing, music theory, history, and technology. He is an active member of the Acoustical Society of America, Georgia Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Education, amongst other professional societies.
Timothy was the recording engineer of several Peabody Wind Ensemble CD recordings as well as Peabody Institute’s “Music for the World II” CD. Presently, adding to his role at Georgia Tech, he also serves as the Music Director at Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church, the conductor of the Atlanta Chinese Chorus, and a board member of the Atlanta Chapter of the Monte Jade Science and Technology Association.