SoJam is a weekend-long a cappella extravaganza brought to you by The Contemporary A Cappella Society (CASA). Now in its 12th 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.
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:
- more professional groups and clinicians to teach and perform
- multiple microphone setups in each classroom for dynamic teaching capabilities
- promotional materials to reach out to even more groups, students, and youth interested in vocal performance
- high-quality recordings of classroom content and professional performances for instruction and enjoyment of the SoJam festival that extends far beyond the weekend.
Interested in sponsoring SoJam? Contact Meron Mogos.
A ‘masterclass’ is a session in which your group works privately with a SoJam instructor or instructors: a chance to receive real-time, constructive criticism from a cappella’s best and brightest! Masterclasses will be available all weekend during class times (Saturday 9:00-5:00, Sunday 10:00-12:00). Masterclass registration is part of event registration and the schedule will be released no later than a week prior to the event.
Certain limited-enrollment workshops and all masterclasses require advance registration, which will open a few weeks prior to the event. We will contact all pass holders when registration opens as well as post details on how to register on our blog and on social media.
Lunch is not included in the pass, although the Saturday schedule includes enough time for lunch at local restaurants.
An All-Access Pass includes admission to both Saturday and Sunday workshops, the Friday evening Collegiate Competition, the Saturday evening Professional Showcase and all afterparties.
Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster. Please see the Tickets
section of the website for details.
No, only individual tickets or passes are available to purchase using the CASA Membership discount. If you have some members of your group who are paid CASA members and would like to receive the discount, they can purchase their tickets individually. Make sure they indicate that they are part of your group, and we will have all of your group’s materials together for pick up at registration.
If your group placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the 2014 Collegiate Competition, Virginia DeMoss will be in contact with you about how to register for SoJam 2015.
If you should receive passes to SoJam 2015 as part of a 2014 or 2015 sponsorship package, please contact Shane Ardell and we will hold these passes for you at registration / will call.
The submission deadline for the competition is listed under the Important Dates section here
If you have already registered and indicated in your group registration that you are applying to compete, but at the time of registration you did not have your video ready to upload, you can email the link to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Groups selected to compete will receive a detailed schedule including registration and sound checks from the production team after they are selected to compete. Please plan to be available by 3pm on Friday, October 10th. If you have any specific questions please contact Virginia DeMoss
We have worked out some discounts with local hotels for the weekend of the conference. Information about how to book using these discounts is posted in the Getting Around
section of the site.
All data collection and payments are completed on the Ticketmaster website, with the exception of the Collaborative Recording Add-On which is collected via Paypal. For information about their payment options and security features, see Paypal’s website
Before purchasing tickets, carefully review your selection. Policies set forth by our clients, including venues, teams and theaters, prohibit us from issuing refunds after a ticket has been purchased. Regretfully, if you elect to make changes to your plans, tickets cannot be cancelled, exchanged or refunded unless the event has been cancelled or postponed.
What I like about SoJam is the sense of community, and I would love to see that throughout all a cappella in all regions. The South seems to do that just right. Come to SoJam and experience that for yourself because that is really the best part of it.
The singing is great, the lectures are great, and so on and so forth, but even better are the people.
…my mind was blown at SoJam!!!!! Thanks so much to the people that make that event happen! My kids in Forte said it was the single best weekend of their lives and that they’ve been changed forever!!!! Thanks so much for making a difference!!
SoJam is amazing, it’s everybody you want to sing with, everybody you want to sing for. It’s all the teachers you want to take classes with. It’s an amazing opportunity. Quite frankly, you’re stupid if you don’t go. So submit to compete and go to SoJam…. Just do it.
SoJam is a cluster of talented a cappella nerds who love to make noises with their mouths and have a damn good time doing it.
SoJam 2010 was my first SoJam… what made it so awesome for me was the Saturday night professional showcase… it was some of the best a cappella I’ve seen in my whole life…
Another thing that made it so special was meeting people that inspired me. This includes the performers, clinicians, staff… a bunch of people who really inspire me musically.
I attended for the first time in 2009 as an individual who knew no one. From the moment I heard the first note sung on stage at the competition I knew I was in for an awesome weekend… On Saturday, I crammed myself into classrooms… I took about two dozen pages of notes, and when the day was over I couldn’t believe how fast it flew and I wanted more. I got my second share of mind-blowing at the professional showcase… I met so many incredible people, a lot of which are now friends and colleagues. I can assure you you’ll have the same incredible experience… the enthusiasm, energy and genuine respect that overflows is amazing.
SoJam is the most strikingly swanky way to learn how to be a badass.
I’ve been coming since the event started in 2003… I’ve been a performer, volunteer, instructor… it’s a phenomenal event. I’ve been eager to take part year after year however I can.
I still can’t get over how amazing this past weekend has been. Thank you so very much Rhythm & Blue, SONOS, Basix, and everyone else involved in making SoJam 2010 one of the best weekends of my life!
SoJam is a great opportunity to get your name out there and learn about different areas of a cappella that one wouldn’t normally be exposed to. It’s awesome!