This is the third edition of a new series on our blog that we hope you’ll find both fun and interesting! Each week we will highlight a new MFA Summer Symposium faculty member.

Today I’d like to introduce you to Vincent Thomas. Vincent is on faculty with the Color Guard Division and is one of the most incredible dancers (and instructor and choreographer) you will ever cross paths with. Learn more about Vincent and why he comes back to the Symposium year after year!

Name: Vincent E. Thomas

Camp Division: Color Guard

Home Town: Edgefield, SC

Current City: Baltimore, MD

Favorite thing about being a teacher/instructor:
Discovering with the students and re-discovering.

Why do you like to come to the MFA Summer Symposium each year:
The amazing faculty and teaching/sharing knowledge with the campers from across the country. Also, I deeply believe in the mission- “…a positively life-changing experience.”

What would you say to a student who was thinking about possibly coming to camp:
This will be the best treat for your life!

Most memorable moment/interaction at camp?
Performing with the Ahn Trio in 2005.

Funniest thing that has happened at camp?
OMG!!!!!! Every moment with the color guard faculty is funny!

Favorite spot on Ball State’s campus?
The dance studio.

What book are you reading right now?
“Divided Soul” (about Marvin Gaye)

What are you listening to right now?
Marvin Gaye- What’s Going On CD.

What is ONE thing you recommend at student do at camp?
Make a new friend each day.

What do you do when you aren’t teaching at the Summer Symposium?
Choreographing, performing, traveling, teaching.


Do you to join Vincent this summer at the Music for All Summer Symposium in the Color Guard Division? Learn more here.