In SoJam’s 14th year, we’re reaching out to the most talented people we know in a cappella and challenging them to help shape a festival better than any in our history — all in an unforgettable interactive format designed to challenge, educate, and inspire.
* First 50 All Access Pass purchasers receive an additional $5 discount. Early Bird pricing ends when competition submissions close.
** Groups only. Competitors selected by a panel. Masterclasses and AcaBombs assigned on a first come, first serve basis.
*** Preferred Seating option will be presented once you have selected the All Access Pass.
The Exchange formed after falling to Pentatonix on The SingOf. Since 2012, it has been an incredible journey for The Exchange: 32 European cities with The Backstreet Boys, 8 tours around the world, Season 5 of NBC’s The Sing Of, dozens of singles and videos, 3 albums with songs on iTunes Vocal Top 20, award winning studio albums, and headliners for festivals throughout Australia, Europe, Asia as well as a massive 56 city Sony/ LiveNation sponsored US tour. The Exchange’s performing style is fresh, exciting and interactive. Think of the movie Pitch Perfect live and in your face. The 5 vocalists do more than sing and beatbox. They’ve taught as they’ve traveled, most recently as Cultural Ambassadors in the Middle East and Central Asia for the State Department. The Exchange creates an atmosphere where everyone in the audience feels like they are part of the show. The show is half concert, half house party as the group’s diversity appeals to audiences all across the globe. The group bridges the gap between old school and new school music making The Exchange truly memorable.
Are you ready for The Exchange Experience?
Kid Beyond is a vocalist, songwriter, and producer. His pioneering live-looping work — multitracking his singing and beatboxing to create his own live backing tracks — has riveted hundreds of thousands of viewers around the world.
He’s rocked festivals such as Coachella, SXSW, Lightning in a Bottle, Symbiosis, Wakarusa, Langerado, Treasure Island, Burning Man, Ottawa Bluesfest, w00tstock, QuakeCon, and many more.
He has shared the stage with Will.I.Am, Lupe Fiasco, Keane, Imogen Heap, Bassnectar, Widespread Panic, Plain White Ts, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Lyrics Born, Steve Aoki, Disco Biscuits, Amon Tobin,Buckethead, Glitch Mob, Particle, Balkan Beat Box, and many, many more.
His music has rocked films (Mission Impossible III), video games (NBA Live, Guitar Hero, Rock Band), and TV (Gossip Girl, Kyle XY, Attack of the Show, The Sing-Off, Life, VH1‘s Supergroup).
*Schedule subject to change. Specific times and locations of all activities still to be announced.
|Friday, November 18, 2016|
|5:00 PM||Registration (open until 8:00 PM)|
Ray Charles Performing Arts Center, Morehouse College
|Saturday, November 19, 2016|
|8:30 AM||Late Registration (for those who did not attend Friday evening activities)|
|11:30 AM||Masterclasses / Lunch / Networking|
|5:30 PM||Dinner Break|
|7:30 PM||Professional Concert
Ray Charles Performing Arts Center, Morehouse College
|Sunday, November 20, 2016|
|1:30 PM||End of Festival|
Saturday, Nov 19 / Sunday, Nov 20
Interested in teaching at SoJam 2016? Apply today.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Ray Charles Performing Arts Center
Groups are eligible to apply for the SoJam 2016 Competition if they are made up entirely of full-time students OR are a recognized student group affiliated with a high school, college, or university and adhere to their school’s student group bylaws. All questions about this rule should be directed to a SoJam producer.
We want to see your group at this year’s competition! How to submit:
In order to be considered for the SoJam 2016 Scholastic Competition ALL group members must purchase All Access Passes. No exceptions.
A diverse selection of a cappella judges, experts, and enthusiasts will serve on the Selection Committee for SoJam 2016 and will choose the top groups they would like to see perform in the Scholastic Competition. Neither the Competition Judges nor the SoJam producers are part of the Selection Committee to ensure as fair a competition process as possible.
Questions? Concerns? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
900 West End Ave SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
Location of Competition and Professional Concert
SoJam is a weekend-long a cappella extravaganza brought to you by The Contemporary A Cappella Society (CASA). Now in its 14th year, the festival is jam-packed with Concerts, Competitions, Master Classes 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 – you just may change your life.
Since its founding by Dave Sperandio in 2003, SoJam has hosted hundreds of talented groups and individuals from around the globe. Each year, we strive to bring the hottest vocal talent to you, our audience. Professional groups and clinicians mixing with students and amateur singers of all sorts, hailing from locations around the world.
Want to be part of the SoJam team? Able to help out weekend of? Let us know.
SoJam would not be possible without the generous aid of various groups, companies, and benefactors over the years. We would like to thank all of our sponsors for their financial and material contributions to the SoJam A cappella Festival.
The Contemporary A Cappella Society (CASA) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing opportunities like SoJam and the Sing! series to students throughout the US. We appreciate the continued and growing support of everyone that has contributed their time, money and other resources available to further promote our cause.
Sponsorship is a vital part of any non-profit venture’s success, and CASA is no exception. With your help and contributions, we can not only continue to produce SoJam and the Sing! series, but continue to develop and move forward with the promotion of the genre through Scholarship programs and other initiatives.
Over the years, the SoJam festival has grown from a local gathering of collegiate and professional groups to a national and even international consortium of vocal music enthusiasts. Groups and individuals are now coming from far and wide to experience the magic of our festival. Time and time again, groups thank us for urging them to participate, relating to us how SoJam has changed their group or their appreciation for a cappella music forever.
So how can YOU help? Well, in addition to attending this year’s event (highly encouraged, of course!), you can support us monetarily. We are constantly looking to expand our ability to support and challenge the a cappella community. Some current goals include:
Interested in sponsoring SoJam? Contact Virginia DeMoss.
If you should receive passes to SoJam 2016 as part of a 2015 or 2016 sponsorship package, please contact Shane Ardell and we will hold these passes for you at registration / will call.