Joseph T. Orchard, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., earned his doctorate at Rutgers University, writing his dissertation on rhetoric in the string quartets of W.A. Mozart. His duties at RILM include the overseeing of the managing of assistant editors, and the editing of the Historical musicology classes, the String and Wind instrument classes, the early Performance practice classes, and the Music in liturgy and ritual classes, with particular emphasis on general history, antiquity, Middle Ages, and Classic and pre-Classic, 20th-century musical life, and Catholic and Protestant liturgy and ritual. In addition, Joseph spearheads outreach to RILM's vendors and to professional societies. He is a cellist, and also sings and promotes Gregorian chant when the opportunity arises. He is also an Administrator of the Aston Magna Festival. He contributes to the music scene in New Jersey through teaching, performing, and program notes. Recently he has developed a course on music and contemplation for Caldwell College, where he works as an adjunct. His wife Nan is a pianist and an associate professor at Caldwell College.