Bringing Worship to Life by Samantha Terzis

  • 12 Oct 2018
  • 6:00 PM
  • 13 Oct 2018
  • 6:00 PM
  • McLean Bible Church 8925 Leesburg Pike Vienna, VA 22182

Welcome to the 5th workshop in the Bringing the Stage to Life ("BSL") series, Bringing WORSHIP to Life. For so many Hearing people the most tender and intimate parts of a religious service is the worship. At this workshop we will teach techniques to show you how to take worship from the mundane to the intimate and powerful. We believe the Deaf should have the same accessibility as the Hearing, and the only way that can happen is to Bring WORSHIP to Life. If you want to learn to interpret worship, whether in a church or concert, on a more powerful and intimate level, this is the workshop for you! We focus on Christian/Bible based churches, however additional religions can be covered in brief upon request. The workbook is huge. The information is extensive. The workshop is HILARIOUS! The environment is safe and full of love and life. Join us for this one of a kind workshop which will change hearts, change lives, and change careers. Sponsored by: MBF Interpreting Services, LLC

Dates: Friday, August 12 & Saturday, August 13, 2018

Workshop Location: 

McLean Bible Church

8925 Leesburg Pike

Vienna, VA 22182

Standard Pre-Registration Rate: $160

On or before September 28th, 2018


Presenter: Samantha Terzis CI/CT

Samantha began her love for Sign Language at a camp she attended around 1980. There among the many available classes was Signed Music. She signed her first song, and was immediately hooked. From there, apparently a career was born, and it all started at an elementary school camp in the Big Bear Mountains of California. After Sign Language and Drama classes throughout her High School years, she was blessed to attend Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, and there pursue a degree in Art/Theatre. With an ongoing passion for Signing she simultaneously enrolled in a formal Interpreting degree program from Palomar College in San Marcos, CA. Samantha became a ranked Theatrical Lighting Designer, and that love spurred her integration of Performance and Interpreting. Her first concert interpreting assignment was in 1990 and it only took one concert to be permanently hooked on the integration of Sign and music. Samantha has now been interpreting for 28 years, and working in the Performance Interpreting setting for 27. In the midst of her career, she moved to Nashville to continue her Performance Interpreting pursuits and in 1999, she, along with several local Deaf consumers, began Gate Communications, with the collective goal of advancing Deaf Accessibility, interpreting education, Deaf Community interactions, and ministerial outreach. Over her 2 1/2 + decades of interpreting, Samantha has interpreted concerts from coast to coast, and provided services alongside Presidents, Country/Christian/Pop Artists, and internationally known speakers. She has taught private ASL/Interpreting classes for well over 20 years and spent 10 years as a collegiate instructor in an ITP/IPP. She also has run Deaf Ministries in churches and in private organizations, and has seen the challenges and the drama which can filter into religious environments. Samantha has a deep love for foreign Sign Languages. She has experience signing in 5 foreign sign languages and interpreting in 2. She regularly interacts with foreign Deaf consumers living and traveling within the U.S. and outside our borders. Samantha has been working with the Mexican Deaf Community for 18 years. Samantha is the primary ASL/Interpreting instructor in Gate's ITP, and guides Gate's education department as she travels the country presenting at workshops. Her primary position is to serve as the Executive Director of Gate Communications, located in the Nashville area... Music City U.S.A.

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