William C. Rorick

William C. Rorick

Title: Assistant Professor Emeritus
Company: Queens College Music Library
Location: Southbury, Connecticut, United States

William C. Rorick, Professor Emeritus at the Queens College Music Library, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of painting and curation.

With unparalleled expertise in the fields of fine art, music and library science, Mr. Rorick provided more than two and a half decades of experience to his position as an assistant professor at the Music Library of Queens College, City University of New York, between 1979 and 1996, whereupon he was bestowed with emeritus status. Previously, he served as an instructor at the college from 1974 until 1979. Before accepting his initial position at Queens College, Mr. Rorick found success as the curator of the Orchestral-Choral Library of the Manhattan School of Music, where he also maintained involvement as a reference assistant from 1970 until 1974.

In addition to his primary vocation, Mr. Rorick was appointed as a member of the Senate nominating committee and a delegate-at-large for the arts division of the Queens College Music Library from 1984 until 1986. Additionally, he served as the historian of the South Britain Congregational Church in 2002, for which he was also a board deacon between 1998 and 2001. Bearing additional talent as a portrait artist of historical figures, such as Abraham Lincoln, Mr. Rorick has earned distinction as a painter, demonstrator, instructor, show chairman and juror for various art organizations.

Well regarded for his indelible contributions to the field, Mr. Rorick has earned numerous accolades, including awards from the Academic Artists Association, the Hudson Valley Art Association and the Allied Artists of America. Likewise, he was named the Best in the Show by the Connecticut Classic Arts Association. In addition to the various awards he has received, Mr. Rorick is proud to have contributed numerous articles on the history of music publishing in the 1980s.

Prior to embarking upon his professional journey, Mr. Rorick studied at Ohio Wesleyan University, from which he received a Bachelor of Arts in economics and business administration in 1963. Following this accomplishment, he earned a Bachelor of Music in music history and literature at the University of Utah in 1968 and a Master of Music in music education, history and literature from Northwestern University in 1970. Mr. Rorick later undertook coursework at the Pratt Institute and New York University, where he obtained a Master of Library Science in 1974 and a Master of Arts in musicology in 1982, respectively.

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