Event Details

Date

Nov 2-4, 2018

Location

Durham, NC

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SoJam A Cappella Festival

SoJam is a weekend-long a cappella extravaganza brought to you by The Contemporary A Cappella Society (CASA). Since its founding by Dave Sperandio in 2003, SoJam has hosted hundreds of talented groups and individuals from around the globe, bringing together top vocal talent, industry professionals, students and amateur singers of all sorts. Jam-packed with concerts, competitions, masterclasses, and hands-on workshops led by some of the biggest names in the vocal music universe, SoJam has established itself as one of the most exciting a cappella gatherings in the world.

We invite you to come see and hear for yourself—it just may change your life.

Tickets

All-Access Pass

$80

11/2-11/4 2018

Includes:

  • Competition Admission
  • Pro Concert Admission
  • Workshop Admission
  • The full experience.

Saturday Day Pass

$45

11/3/2018

Includes:

  • Pro Concert Gen. Admission
  • Sat. Workshop Admission
  • Does NOT include Friday or Sunday activities

ADD-ON: Manifold Studios Tour

$50

11/2/2018

Includes:

  • Roundtable discussion with leading recording engineers
  • Studio tour
  • NOTE: Manifold Studios located in Pittsboro, NC. Transportation not provided.

Scholastic Competition

$27-$37

11/2/2018

Includes:

  • Competition Admission
  • Tiered pricing based on section

VoicePlay ft. Transit

$37-$47

11/3/2018

Includes:

  • Pro Concert Admission
  • Tiered pricing based on section

CASA Membership Discount

Active Contemporary A Cappella Society (CASA) Members receive a $10 discount on All-Access Passes. To purchase your All-Access Pass at the discounted rate, you must have an active (paid) membership. Contact us with your CASA username or associated email address that we can use to verify your membership and we’ll send you a promo code.

Roundtable & Studio Tour

Manifold Recording

Manifold Recording

Studio & Media Production Facility

Join producers Dave Sperandio (ARORA, Pentatonix, Peter Hollens), Ian Schreier (Bela Fleck, Roomful of Blues, Sarah Shook and the Disarmers), Alex Green (MICappella, Gestalt, Six13), Mel Daneke (Musae, RANGE, Vocal Point), and Pablo Vega (Arcen Games, The Clef Hangers, Duke University) inside the Miraverse at Manifold Recording for an open discussion of lessons learned, current challenges, and emerging opportunities for growth and transformation within the music industry.

Held at Manifold Recording in Pittsboro, NC, on Friday, November 2nd from 1:00–3:00PM. Pre-registration required.

Headliners

VoicePlay

VoicePlay

Saturday Night Headliner

Based in Orlando, FL, VoicePlay performs their own incredible brand of entertainment across the country and around the world. What began quite literally as a street corner barbershop act has now evolved into an internationally acclaimed touring sensation and video entertainment brand.

VoicePlay is unlike any theatrical experience available today, recreating the orchestrated sound of an entire musical production with nothing but the the human voice.

The cast of VoicePlay has taken the timeless sound of vocal music and turned it completely on it’s head. Re-imagined as a full stage show, amazing, humorous, and vertigo-inducing harmonies pepper VoicePlay’s music-without-music sound as it ping-pongs between eras and styles, channeling the breadth of the musical landscape and lacing it with inventive and often hilarious on-stage theatrics.

Transit

Transit

Saturday Night Performers

transit is four singers, that’s it. Our only instruments are our natural born voices. Everything you hear from the stage and on our studio recordings begins with the human voice. Utilizing the latest technology we combine our vocal talents with stage and studio effects to bring our music to life and put on a show that those who have never seen a vocal band will hardly believe.

transit draws on the combined talents of 4 extraordinary individuals who have been a part of the vocal music scene for more than ten years. Their love for a cappella is second only to their love for music.

Ember

Ember

Friday Night Performers

Ember is a 6-piece vocal band from Baltimore, Maryland. Formed in December 2017, the group aims to bring its unique vision for vocal music to people and stages around the world by curating high-quality, progressive musical content supplemented by energetic and nuanced live performances. Each person brings a distinct array of experience, inspiration, and love for music to the group, with members ranging from students at The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University to an internationally-ranked beatboxer and an award-winning producer. Their original music, chemistry, and exciting sound have garnered them nationwide attention, including a performance at New York City’s Carnegie Hall for The ICAO Finals, festival appearances, and more to come.
Duke Pitchforks

Duke Pitchforks

Friday Night Emcees

Founded in 1979, The Pitchforks are the oldest a cappella group at Duke University. They perform on campus and across the country throughout the year, appearing in venues ranging from dorm common rooms to professional sports arenas. They have sung the national anthem at Chicago Bulls and Duke Basketball games, showcased themselves before the Queen of Jordan, and even opened for Ben Folds in 2009 and The Band Perry in 2015. In 2014 and 2018, the ‘Forks crossed the Atlantic to tour with some of Britain’s best collegiate singers. They also have a rich history of recording and have twice won the CARA Award for Best Male Collegiate A Cappella Album.

Scholastic Competitors

Euphoria

Euphoria

Grand Valley State University

Gemini Blvd

Gemini Blvd

University of Central Florida

Mixed Mode

Mixed Mode

University of Central Florida

The Originals

The Originals

Carnegie Mellon University

Parkside Range

Parkside Range

University of Wisconsin–Parkside

Voicebox

Voicebox

University of Central Florida

Judging Panel

Alex Green

Alex Green

Plaid Productions

DeMar Neal

DeMar Neal

Vox

Kayla Jo Pichichero

Kayla Jo Pichichero

head/voice podcast, Birdland Avenue

Mel Daneke

Mel Daneke

Viridian Productions

Oren Bailey

Oren Bailey

Transit Vocal Band

Schedule

View the SoJam 2018 schedule & directory.

Solo Coaching Workshop

Alfredo Austin

Alfredo Austin

Freedom's Boombox

Want to work with Alfredo Austin of Freedom’s Boombox? Register for chance to have a solo or VP coaching session!

Sessions will be held during classes on Saturday, November 3rd from 10:30–11:15AM and 3:15–4:00PM.

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Getting to SoJam

Carolina Theatre

Scholastic Competition & Professional Concert

309 West Morgan St
Durham, NC 27701
Website

Durham School of the Arts

Workshops & Masterclasses

400 N Duke St
Durham, NC 27701

TBD

Friday Afterparty

Tobacco Road Sports Cafe

Saturday Afterparty

 280 S Mangum St #100
Durham, NC 27701

Where to Stay

La Quinta Inn & Suites

4414 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707

Group Rates (per room):

  • 11/1—$76.50 +tax

  • 11/2—$152.10 +tax

  • 11/3—$152.10 +tax

  • 11/4—$76.50 +tax

Available until Monday, October 15, 2018.

Call the front desk at 1-866-527-1498, Option 1 and ask for the special rate for SoJam A Cappella Festival.

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Join the Festival Team

SoJam is looking for new team members! If you’re interested in being part of the pre-festival planning, email Pablo Vega <pablo@casa.org> & Brooks Jordan <brooks@casa.org> to learn more about our open production team roles.

We’re always looking for extra hands to help during the weekend of the festival, too. Apply to volunteer here!

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