Workshops / Training

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© 2016-2017 Amber G. Productions

A piece of music can put you in a good mood, or it can move you to tears. It can make you want to sing and dance, or send you into a deep state of relaxation. It can sound orderly or chaotic, consonant or dissonant, interesting or boring, familiar or strange. Music can influence how you spend your money, or even how you vote. It can help you to identify with, or cause you to feel rejected by, a particular social group. Most of all, music profoundly affects the everyday lives of professional musicians. (Dr. Susan O’Neill 2005)


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Hear it,Sign it, Be it: Known Stragies for Sucessful Music Interpreting

The purpose of this workshop is to help guide interpreters to understanding the meaning of songs and showing how to lyrically produce them using conceptual signs. This workshop will also discuss how I chose signs for certain songs, what different techniques to use, what materials I need to get ready for a concerts, show techniques in tough situations, it will bring up the many controversial theories that some have passed around, also go into divulging some great ideas that I have used to better facilitate the whole music interpreting process, discussing what are the pros and cons of the music realm, and especially how a little rhythm can go along way.

Walk the walk but, Don't talk the talk

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This workshop is designed to educate participants on how to talk about work ethically.  It is designed to introduce participants to healthy and effective ethical decision making strategies based on the Code of Professional Conduct. Participants will view real world scenarios that will provide the basis for small and large group discussion.  Discussions will include possible and constructive ethical choices and the effects these choices have on all consumers involved as well as the profession as a whole.  The presenter will follow the philosophy of providing a collaborative and safe learning environment in which all levels of interpreters feel comfortable actively participating.

Forbidden Fruit: Explicit Sign Language

This workshop is designed to educate interpreters who have not been exposed to certain areas of language that are sometimes thought of as taboo.  Ways to use appropriate sex vocabulary is not something that is taught or often seen unless you are apart of this tight net community and culture. There are signs and English phrasing that are specific to this content. The participants

will get acquainted with the signs being used in the Deaf community and then will be matching these with appropriate use of English in a

professional register. Once these tools have been taught the

participants will be more able to adapt to these different interpreting

settings. Our workshop is designed to be as open as possible. We will bring with us a wealth of knowledge from the Deaf and interpreting perspectives. This will strengthen our interpreters by easing them into the use of this type of language. This will be a fun and enlightening experience with those who attend.

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ASL Music

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Interpreting