We hope you join us for Camp S.O.U.L. 2018, which will be held Sunday, June 10, 2018 through Friday, June 15, on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. Talented high school students (i.e. vocalists, instrumentalists, spoken word artists, 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.
The deadline for applications is April 1, 2018
Applicants must submit the following materials by the deadline:
Click here to apply for Camp S.O.U.L. 2018 online.
Or you can submit your application via email or mail. If you prefer this option, complete the following steps:
Suite 310, Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center
275 N. Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405
With questions, contact Director Miles at 317-710-7133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to your application, you must record and submit a video audition to be considered for admission
You can either attach the video to the online application, or email a link to your video to email@example.com by April 1, 2018.
For Vocalists, record yourself performing the following:
For Rhythm Section instrumentalists, record yourself performing the following:
For Horn Section instrumentalists, record yourself performing the following:
With any questions, contact Director Miles at 317-710-7133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org