Title: Music Educator
Location: Warwick, Rhode Island, New York
Nancy L. Cornish, Music Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Teaching.
Ms. Cornish has been the director of the Cranberry Coast Concert Corral, in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, since 2013. She has been a musician, keyboard player, and ordained minister for the Community of Christ Church in Rhode Island since 2012, and has taught music with the Laramie County Community College. Ms. Cornish has been a music instructor in high school, collegiate, and private settings since 1970, and was recognized as a director of choir for a number of churches across the country. She is the recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and has appeared in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women.
Born to Arthur Jeremiah Latham Jr. and Doris Helen Latham in Providence, Rhode Island, Ms. Cornish attended the University of Kansas and earned an MME in 1975. She first taught with Leavenworth West Junior High in 1970, and was the director of the St. Cecilia Choir of Chanute, Kansas, from 1975 to 1990. From 1981-1990, Ms. Cornish worked in her family business, Cornish Wireline Services, Inc., developing and implementing accounting systems for the accounts payable, accounts receivables and inventory controls. In 2003, Ms. Cornish took a position with the Laramie County College in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and taught for nine years. She is currently doing accounting for the Community of Christ Campground in Onset, Massachusetts, after moving to Rhode Island in 2012.
In her civic community, Ms. Cornish served as secretary of the Historic Governor’s Mansion Foundation of Cheyenne, Wyoming from 2003 to 2005, and is a former president of the Neosho Valley Arts Council of Chanute, Kansas. She was vice president of higher education for the Wyoming Music Educators Association, and is a member of the Music Educators National Conference. Ms. Cornish was able to start a family with her husband, James Elden Cornish, and is now the proud mother of Stephen James and Christopher Samuel. In her free time, she enjoys sailing and skiing.
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