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

March 2: Lincoln Center: VYC on the Mezzanine. For the Pre-Concert Interactive Program for the March 2 New York Philharmonic's Young People's Concert, Very Young Composer's (VYC) founder Jon Deak and co-producer Bill Gordh have invited two young composers to create new works to inspire the audience to collaborate on a new composition. To the Top of the Mountain presents a quartet of instruments (Flute, Trumpet, Trombone and Percussion) trying to complete the 3 track challenge. Each of the composers, Michael Rodriquez and Alexander Rothschild-Douaihy has composed a piece of the quartet trying to get past three sonic obstacles and make it to the top. To add to the excitement, Michael had created one of the obstacles for Alexander and vice versa. The two trips up the mountain will provide a model for the audience to compose the third trip. An exciting and unique composing adventure! Admission included with Young Persons Concert ticket.