One Man Many Voices<br />

Talks, seminars and workshops concerning:
– Storytelling, Literacy and Curriculum: (Pre-K – 5th grades)
– Developing Children Chapel programs with stories, storytelling, music, and children's art

– Arts Approaches to Literacy

Conferences, Seminars and Workshops include:

    KEYNOTE Speaker:
  • Nassau County AEYC (2010)
  • MAESA (Mid Atlantic Assoc. of Episcopal Schools) 2010
  • Manhattanville College: "Supporting Literacy through the Arts: Early Childhood Conference"
  • Presbyterian Weekday Ministries Conference, Houston, TX, 2008.
    FEATURED Speaker
  • NAES (National Association of Episcopal Schools) Early Childhood Leadership Conferences: Los Angeles (2010); NYC, Chicago (2007).
  • SAES Early Learning Retreat, Houston, TX 2009
  • Hollins University Children’s Literature Institute, VA 2009.
  • NAES Biennial 2008, 2000.
  • West Virginia Episcopal Diocesan Conference, Fall 2007.
  • In collaboration with ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) NCTE Conference, 2007.
  • Tenn-AEYC (1996)
  • Full Day Seminar/Course: Union Theological Seminary (2011, 2012)
  • Full Day Seminar Leader, New York Library Association (NYLA) 2008
  • Full Day Seminar Leader, Mercer School of Divinity, 2007
  • Seminar: NAES Biennial 2000, San Francisco
  • Panel: New York Public Library (2011)
  • Workshop: Episcopal Women’s Triennial, CA, 2009
  • Workshop: NAES Biennial 2002, 2004, 2006
  • Workshop: New York Philharmonic Teaching Artists 2004
  • Workshop: NYS-AEYC (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003)
  • Workshop: NAEYC (2 years), NYC-AEYC (1998, 1999)
  • Workshop: ATIS (Association of Independent Schools) ’97 – 2009.
  • Workshop: Sesame Street Magazine Editorial Staff
  • Workshops: Individual schools include: Diller Quayle Music School (2 day intensive), All-Souls School; Columbia Green House, Riverside Day School, Riverside Church Pre-School, St Chrysostom's (Chicago)


Feb 3. Very Young Composers Showcase at David Geffen Hall. VYC founder Jon Deak and co-producer/narrator Bill Gordh will present works by 3 Very Young Composers (VYC) created especially for the showcase that precedes the 2:00 PM New York Philharmonic Young Peoples Concert (YPC). The YPC entitled "An African-American Lineage" will include traditional, Ellington and new music from the Very Young Composers' program. The VYC Showcase will present 3 new works inspired by this theme. The composers are Eliza Gifford-Powell, Kyler Simon and Lieff Kapilian and the 5 piece ensemble performing the works include members of the New York Philharmonic. The showcase begins at 1:10 PM and is free for those with YPC tickets. The showcase takes place in David Geffen Hall.