Fayge holds a BA in History as well as a Bachelors of Music Education in Public School Teaching from The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. Fayge really fell in love with arts education as a camper at Appel Farm Arts Camp in the ’90s and early ’00s. They are a lifelong learner, always eager to add to their knowledge through both voracious reading and meeting interesting people around the country. Fayge’s career in education has been defined by non-traditional educational opportunities. They spent many years traveling up and down the East Coast with students from around the country and the world sparking their interests in history, government, and leadership. During that time, Fayge also returned to Appel Farm Arts Camp in the summers to teach woodwinds and serve in a variety of assistant leadership roles. They have also spent working in Philadelphia’s after-school programs both as a flute instructor for Play On Philly, an El Sistema-based program, and stabilizing an after-school program in the Logan neighborhood of Philadelphia. Fayge is so excited to be back at Appel Farm and is excited to work with Appel’s team to continue growing year-round programming.
My main hobby is shape note singing, an American social singing tradition, which frequently takes me to all sorts of interesting places around the United States.