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2017 Camp S.O.U.L

About Camp S.O.U.L. (Students Obtaining Unique musical Levels)

We hope you join us for Camp S.O.U.L. 2018, which will be held Sunday, June 10, 2018 through Saturday, June 16, 2018, 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.


Director, Mr. Ignoisco Miles

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.

Apply for Camp S.O.U.L. 2018

Admission to Camp S.O.U.L. for high school students (grades 9-12) is free and included room and board in the residence halls, meals, and entertainment.

Students must apply to be considered for admission.

The Camp S.O.U.L. application includes:

  • Camp S.O.U.L. Student Application Form
  • Two letters of recommendation. Letters must be from an instructor and an unrelated adult.
  • Copy of most recent report card. A minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 is required.

Auditions will be conducted throughout Indiana in spring 2018. A video audition option may be provided.

Application materials for Camp S.O.U.L. 2018 are currently unavailable.

Email campsoul@indiana.edu if you or your student is interested in applying.

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