JOrchardPhoto of Joseph Orchard Joseph T. Orchard
Accessions Director

RILM International Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3108
New York, NY 10016-4309

Phone: 1 212 817 1992


Joseph T. Orchard, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., earned his bachelors at the University of Dallas, his masters at NYU, and 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, facilitates personnel issues within the organization. He is a cellist, and also sings and promotes Gregorian chant when the opportunity arises. Until recently, he was also 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 University, where he works as an adjunct. His wife Nan is a pianist and an associate professor at Caldwell University.