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THE PERSON OF WORSHIP

Becoming an incredible Worship Interpreter starts from the inside. Interpreters need clean minds and clean hearts to give God a chance to work through us on stage. We all carry an enormous amount of baggage from our own personal fears to endless mistakes we have made in our pasts. Since the God we serve loves to heal broken people, we want to give Him that opportunity. In our Spiritual Development class, we will be led by a worship pastor as he walks us through the reasons we have to personally get right to get the information out right. He will then lead us through an intimate time of healing. This is a chance to get real with God and get ready to break out in worship! Don't be intimidated! It will be a wonderful chance for beautiful intimacy with the God we serve. 

THE POSTURE OF WORSHIP

Once we work through our insides, we need to get ready to bring that new life to our outsides. As interpreters we need to know how to take on the POSTURE of Worship, and this class helps us get there. How do worship leaders worship? How do we emulate them? That's what this is about. This simple little class carries power which cannot be explained. 

WORKING IN RELIGIOUS SETTINGS

How do you cast vision for a Deaf/Interpreting ministry? How do you help a church understand the accessibility needs of the Deaf? How do you inspire, guide, and lead? How do you follow? How do you solve the endless personal, professional, and ministerial problems which arise? How do you make it all work? This portion of the workshop will help!

TECHNICAL & LOGISTICAL NEEDS OF WORSHIP INTERPRETING

What kind of feed do you need in your monitor? Do you use IEMs or Hot Spots? Where is the best place for lighting? This is the section which helps. Here you can figure out how to talk the lingo and get what you need to make the experience more effective for the Deaf, and the Hearing. 

PERFORMANCE PREPARATION

Every recording artist is different. If you want to know how to keep your Steven Curtis Chapman from looking like Kari Jobe you need to do a little research. This section of the workshop will help. Here you will learn how to analyze facial expressions, body language, eye gaze, identifying movements, attire, and more. This is the beginning of bringing equality to music, and how to bring the stage to life!

 

PERFORMANCE PRACTICE

Practice makes perfect right? At this point we have learned all we need to know about HOW to build a quality performance interpretation, now we need to PRACTICE... over and over and over again! This is where we pick apart performances and practice PRACTICE... PRACTICE! This section is where what you do, comes to life. This section will change your career and the experience your consumers have every day.

GLOSSING

Christian music is not easy to gloss. The music is FILLED with obscure concepts, imagery, idioms, and even writing which sometimes doesn't make a lot of sense. How do you interpret it? This glossing section is huge! It will dig through religious terms, idioms, images, pantomime, etc etc etc. Whether you are new in the field or you are experienced, you will have something to gain in this section.