We hope you join us for Camp S.O.U.L. 2017, which will be held Sunday, June 11, 2017, through Friday, June 16, 2017, on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. Talented high school students (i.e. vocalists, instrumentalists, spoken word artists, dancers, etc.) will be selected to spend 6 days studying Negro spirituals, blues, jazz, gospel, R&B, soul, funk and hip hop—African American art forms. Under Director Ignoisco Miles, students will study with music professionals, IU faculty, staff and graduate students affiliated with Indiana University’s African American Arts Institute. Student participants will also gain insight about academic requirements and financial aid resources at Indiana University. Camp S.O.U.L. ultimately integrates artistry and academics to encourage students to attend Indiana University and obtain the degree of their choice while increasing understanding and appreciation for their performance abilities by participating in the African American Arts Institute.
Ignoisco Miles is an independent artist and professional living in Los Angeles, California. He has gained hands-on experience practicing and teaching within the Black performance traditions through his studies and work under Dr. Tyron Cooper, former director of the IU Soul Revue. His passion for performance and ongoing examination of Black artistic expression has compelled him to forward his education as a master's student in the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies. Miles holds a B.A. in Theatre from Indiana University. To date he has produced and directed two original plays Identify Me and Happy Hour. He also assisted and directed the Groups Theatre Project, IU First Year Experience's orientation musical Welcome to College, and student production trilogy Emergent Theatre. Miles' talent as a vocalist, actor, dancer, playwright, and director continues to be sought after for vocal ensembles and groups, workshops, and professional theatre productions, including Chicago and The Five Heartbeats.
Admission to Camp S.O.U.L. is free and includes room and board in the residence halls, meals, and entertainment. Note: Transportation to and from Bloomington, Indiana, will NOT be provided.
To be admitted, students must apply. The deadline to apply for Camp S.O.U.L. is May 12, 2017
Completed applications will include:
You must submit a video audition along with your application.
When filming your video, state the following information at the beginning:
In addition to performing a song of your choice, you must demonstrate the following in your audition video:
For vocalists, learn "Total Praise" by Richard Smallwood - click here to listen to the song - and sing your vocal part from the hook to the end.
For horns, play scales from lowest to highest note.
For rhythm, sight read (if possible).
The following video types will be accepted for submission:
You may apply for Camp S.O.U.L. one of two ways:
Applications and recommendations may be sent as email attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to
African American Arts Institute
275 N Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405
For more information or assistance email email@example.com or call 317-457-4651.