Steve Ehrlich is the East Allegheny School District Orchestra Director for grades 4-12. He has been in this position since the fall of 2003. Previously he was the Orchestra Director for the Penn Hills School District from 1996-2003. He was born in Pittsburgh, and received his early musical training at the Pittsburgh Centers for the Musically Talented, as well as performing with the Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestras. A recipient of a Presidential Scholarship to Duquesne University, he earned a B.S. Degree in Music Education in 1994 (magna cum laude) and a Masters Degree in Cello Performance in 1996. He has performed with the Edgewood Symphony, Westmoreland
Symphony Orchestra, Saint Vincent Chamber Orchestra, and the Pittsburgh Symphony. Steve is currently the principal cellist for the North Pittsburgh Philharmonic. He has also been a freelance musician in the Pittsburgh area for the last 15 years directing the chamber ensemble Steve Ehrlich Strings. During his career he has performed in numerous operas, musicals, and festivals. He is also a private studio instructor on all stringed instruments.