Performances & Workshops

Concerts, camps, workshops, and more

The African American Arts Institute hosts more than 30 events every year impacting thousands of patrons and students.

From our famous Potpourri of the Arts concert and Spring Concert Series to educational programs including the Annual Dance Workshop and Camp S.O.U.L, the AAAI enriches the Bloomington and IU community with diverse artistic and cultural experiences for audiences of all ages.

Workshops and precollege programs

Dancers rehearsing in the studio during the 2018 African American Dance Workshop

African American Dance Company Annual Dance Workshop

Directed by Stafford C. Berry Jr.

The Annual Dance Workshop exposes participants to dance from the perspective of African American culture and the broader African Diaspora. Scholarships are available for high school students.

Learn more about the Dance Workshop
A student plays saxophone during a Camp S.O.U.L. rehearsal

Camp S.O.U.L.

Directed by Ignoisco Miles

Talented high school students passionate about music will be selected to spend six days studying Negro spirituals, blues, jazz, gospel, R&B, soul, funk and hip-hop—African American art forms. High school students must apply and audition to be considered for Camp S.O.U.L. Accepted students will receive full scholarships.

Learn more about Camp S.O.U.L.

Upcoming Events

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Book a Performing Ensemble

The African American Choral Ensemble, African American Dance Company, and IU Soul Revue perform at venues and events throughout the country—colleges and universities, music festivals, conferences, corporate events, and more.

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