ACC’s ASL Fusion features national celebrity Amber Galloway Gallegos

Celebrity sign language interpreter Amber Galloway Gallegos emcees an evening of music interpretation Monday, October 27, at Austin Community College’s Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Road.

ASL Fusion features both students and community performances from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room 8500. Admission is $10.

“This is a beautiful form of art,” says Lynne Wiesman, ACC professor of American Sign Language, “There’s more to interpreting music than just going through the gestures. Our students examine the emotions and meaning behind the lyrics. That’s how these students learn how to sign a song.”

Gallegos is known nationally for her music interpretation, including praise for a spirited performance during the recent Lollapalooza music festival. She shares her interpretations online at

“Amber does a true meaning-based translation. She really does her homework to figure out how to make a song visually accessible. She gets Deaf people involved,” says Wiesman.

More than 1,000 students participate in ACC’s ASL Program each year. The student organization, ASL Friends United, host ASL Fusion to raise funds for student cultural, language, and interpreting immersion experiences.

ACC will stream Fusion online at

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