Bill Ciffairy, holds an MA degree from NYU in Deafness Rehabilitation and a certificate from Long Island University/CW Post in School District Administration. He has worked as a word processing instructor for Deaf and Hard of Hearing employees on Wall Street; as a job placement counselor for Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers at NY Society for the Deaf; as a vocational rehabilitation counselor for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population at the former VESID (now ACCES). He was a teacher for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in the NYC public school system for ten years and most recently was Assistant Principal Organization for twelve years. From 1988-1996, Bill was an active member of the NY City Gay Men’s Chorus (NYCGMC) where he served as Vice-Chairman for two years, was baritone section representative for a year and was the music librarian for a number of years. After a brief hiatus, he returned to the NYCGMC for an additional year and a half. Over the years, Bill has interpreted in a variety of venues including Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse, Metropolitan Museum of Art, AIDS Walk and the NYCGMC concerts.
Fun Fact: In his spare time, Bill enjoys the theatre, opera, concerts, bowling and reading, not to mention good food and good wine!
Contact Bill at Directoratlarge3@nycmetrorid.org