One Man Many Voices<br />

Teaching and Curriculum Development


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A Video of the Rwanda Workshop Experience

 

    Director of Expressive Arts: The Episcopal School of NYC
  • Bill has been at the Episcopal School for over 20 years. He has developed a storytelling curriculum for 2 –5 year olds and also directs the Chapel program.
    Director: Summer Arts Institute, Manhattanville College
  • Summers 2003 - 2009. A 3-credit Graduate level course. Adjunct Professor ( 2003 - Present) Graduate Courses include "Aesthetic Literacy", "An Arts Approach to Literacy" and " Fostering Literacy through Storytelling and Drama".
  • Summer Arts Institute
    Curriculum Designer and Faculty: Jacob Burns Film Center. Media Arts Lab.
  • Seeing Stories: Bill designed 4 distinct programs building media skills through storytelling, viewing and making media for 4, 5, 6 and 7-year olds. He developed the pilot programs at the media center in Pleasantville, NY and began leading the in-classroom programs in the 2009-2010 school year.
  • burnsfilmcenter.org
    Curriculum Consultant: Early Stages
  • With executive director Jackie Pine Bill created the first storytelling residency program in 1998 and continues his work developing curriculum. He contributes to the Early Stages program as a teaching artist, consultant and workshop leader.
  • earlystages.org
    Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Theology: General Theological Seminary
  • 2008 - 2010: "Nurturing Children's Worship"
  • gts.edu
    Workshop leader: Rwanda Film Center:
  • Bill led workshops with animator Joe Summerhays for Rwandan children. We created stories and animated them in support of the mountain gorilla.
  • A Tribeca Film Inst./Scholastic/Clinton Global Initiative/Rwanda Film Center/Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation project.
  • To see animations and gorilla trek: www.miza.com
    Storytelling Residencies
  • Bill has had numerous multi-session storytelling residencies designing thematic and literacy-based programs for students from Pre-K – 5th grade
  • More than 10 years at PS 150 Tribeca, NYC
  • Other Schools include Collegiate, Resurrection Episcopal Pre-School, Trinity Wall Street Pre-School
  • Special 2 day modeling/workshop sessions – One day working with children in the classroom demonstrating storytelling and activities. Day 2 is an intensive workshop with teachers. St Chrysostom’s Day School, Chicago.


Events

Nov 17. Very Young Composers at Lincoln Center. On Saturday, Nov. 17 Founder/Producer Jon Deak and Co-producer Bill Gordh will present the opening round of the Very Young Composer (VYC) Showcases that precede the New York Philharmonic's Young Peoples Concert at David Geffen Hall. The showcase presents new work by 3 very young composers inspired by the theme of the YPC. Instruments A'Spinnin': A Dizzying Adventure with the Very Young Composers features pieces by Allesandra Gallo, Alexi Pravich and Mack Scocca-Ho. The pieces will be played by a 5-piece ensemble including members of the NY Philharmonic and include Anna Urrey on flute, Pascual Martinez on clarinet, Howard Wall on French horn, Peter Kenote on Viola and Alexei Gonzales on Cello. The performance begins at 1:00 PM preceding the 2:00 YPC and is included as part of that admission.