William C. Rorick, BA, MusB, MusM, MLS, MA

William C. Rorick, BA, MusB, MusM, MLS, MATitle: Historical Portrait Artist

Company: Queens College Music Library, City University of New York

Location: Southbury, Connecticut, United States



  • American Musicological Society
  • American Printing History Association
  • American Society of Portrait Artists
  • Academic Artists Association (artist member)
  • Association for Recorded Sound Collections
  • Beta Phi Mu
  • Connecticut Classic Arts, Inc. (publicity chairman, 1996-1999)
  • Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists (founding member, 2002-Present) (secretary, 2008-2010)
  • Greater Southbury Chapter, Portrait Clubs of America
  • International Association of Music Libraries
  • Library Association of the City University of New York (delegate, 1983-1985) (directory editor, 1980-1981) (publication committee, 1979-1981) (chairman, grants committee, 1978-1980)
  • Music Library Association, Greater New York Chapter (chapter chairman, 1983-1985) (chapter secretary-treasurer, 1979-1981) (program chairman, 1977-1979)
  • Music Library Association, National Membership Committee (chairman, 1979-1982)
  • Music Library Association, National Sub-commission on Basic Music Collection (1977-1979)
  • Music Public Association Joint Committee (1986-1988)
  • National Honor Society
  • New York Society Portrait Artists (leadership team, 2001-2002)
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
  • Portrait Society of America Inc.
  • Portrait Society of Atlanta
  • Pratt Institute
  • Society of Creative Artists of Newtown (correspondent secretary, 1999-2002)
  • Sonneck Society
  • South Britain Congregational Church (historian, 2002) (board of deacons, 1998-2001)
  • The American Legion
  • United States Army (1964-1966)
  • University of Utah


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2021)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2020)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Award Recipient, Academic Artists Association (2020)
  • Award Recipient, Hudson Valley Art Association (2019)
  • Award Recipient, Allied Artists of America (2012)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in American Education,” Marquis Who’s Who (2004-2008)
  • Certified Leader-Instructor, Portrait Clubs of America (2003-Present)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (1997-1999, 2003-2016)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who (1996-1998, 2003-2008, 2010-2016)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the East,” Marquis Who’s Who (1995-2000)
  • Grantee, Research Foundation, City University of New York (1981-1984)
  • Named Best in Show, Connecticut Classic Arts Association
  • Recipient, Local, Regional, National Art Awards
  • Recipient, Several Awards for Painting “Mahler”

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