Bill Gordh is the co-director of the Manhattanville College Summer Arts Institute celebrating its fifth year this summer (2007). In the fall he teaches an Aesthetic Literacy course. Bill received his undergraduate degree from Duke University in philosophy. He has an MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Professor Gordh is also the Director of Expressive Arts at The Episcopal School in New York City. His books include Stories in Action: Interactive Tales and Learning Activities to Promote Early Literacy published by Libraries Unlimited in 2006 and Want a Ride? an early reader published by Random House that has sold over 160,000 copies. He made his debut with the New York Philharmonic in Spring, 2005 as librettist and narrator of a new work with composer Jon Deak that was commissioned by the orchestra for its Young Peoples Concert series. Bill is the storytelling consultant and host for the Tribeca Film Festival Family Day. Other places he has performed include The Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum (Houston, TX), the Clearwater Festival, The Museum of Natural History, the Gerald Ford Amphitheatre (Vail, CO), and for three years at the Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn. Two new books authored by Gordh are The Seven Towers of Wonder (Thornwillow Press) and Building a Children's Chapel: One Story at a Time (Church Publishing). As Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Theology, he will be teaching a course this fall at General Theological Seminary.
Manhattanville College is located in Purchase, New York on a beautiful 100-acre suburban campus, 10 minutes from downtown White Plains and just 30 miles from New York City. It has an amazingly diverse mix of students from more than 30 states and 50 countries. The College has 1,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students.
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