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Josh Ehrlich

Musical Director

Josh Ehrlich is a composer, lyricist, arranger, accompanist, music director and music educator in New York City. He holds a BA in Linguistics from Yale University (where he music directed the Society of Orpheus and Bacchus) and an MA in Composition from Rutgers University; since 2013, he has music directed and orchestrated the musical productions and choirs at Camp Ramah in the Berkshires and the Leffell High School. Josh has written hundreds of musical theatre orchestrations and a cappella arrangements for ensembles all over the New York area including Voices of Gotham and the entire “Imbible” series. He made his Off-Broadway compositional debut in 2017 with The Imbible: Day Drinking which enjoyed an open-ended run at New World Stages for three years. In 2019, Josh composed The Choral Torah: Five Books in Four Parts, a song cycle of fifty-four a cappella choral pieces (one for every Torah portion) that was published in May 2021 by The Cantors Assembly. In 2020, he founded The Choral Torah Collective, a choir of Judaeo-musical educators that sings this music and uses it to teach musical and biblical literacy to communities around the world. Josh is currently a cantorial student at the H.L. Miller School of the Jewish Theological Seminary, the cantorial intern at New City Jewish Center, and the musician-in-residence at Temple Gates of Prayer.

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