Event Details


November 2019


Durham, NC

Brought to you by:

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.


All-Access Pass


11/1-11/3 2019


  • Competition Admission
  • Pro Concert Admission
  • Class & Workshop Admission

Saturday Day Pass




  • Class & Workshop Admission





  • Competition Admission

Six Appeal Ft. Stiletta




  • Pro Concert Admission

Manifold Studios Roundtable and Studio Tour



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


Six Appeal

Six Appeal

Saturday Night Headliner

Six Appeal is a world-class vocal ensemble that combines musical prowess and sharp comedic timing with the energy and vitality of a rock band. The award-winning vocal band will take you on a journey that covers multiple decades and genres of music – performing classic oldies, current chart toppers, and catchy original tunes – completely a cappella.

Despite their cheeky group name, the antics of these six young gentlemen provide a good natured atmosphere for their electrifying performance. A Six Appeal show will split your sides, feed your musical sweet tooth, and leave you wondering how in the world they pulled it off with just their voices.



Friday Night Hosts

RESOLVE is a vocal jazz quartet based out of Central Florida. Inspired by legendary vocal groups such as the Manhattan Transfer and the New York Voices, these four young vocalists bring a flair and musicality to the stage that is all their own!

A contemporary group with a clean and classic sound, RESOLVE builds on timeless pieces of music from all genres and works them into a vocal jazz style. Diversity and a shared passion for music is what brought these four vocalists together. Each member of RESOLVE offers a unique musical perspective which has helped shape not only the song selections, but the groupʼs overall tone as well.



Saturday Night Headliner

Stiletta is a New York City-based, all-female a cappella sextet, featuring award-winning beatboxer, MC Beats. Their performances combine pop leads, dance beats and hip-hop choreography. Stiletta has won numerous awards for their performances and recordings, including the National Harmony Sweepstakes Championship in 2016 and the Recorded A Cappella Review Board’s Album of the Year in 2018. Group members boast multiple Off-Broadway and voice-over credits, CARA (Contemporary A cappella Recording Awards) and WAMMY (Washington Area Music) Awards, a top rank at the Beatbox World Championships, and more than half a decade of directing the Single Singers at the SingStrong International A Cappella Festivals in DC, Chicago and New York.


SoJam 2019 Competition Theme:  Truth {to} Power.

This year, there will be one theme for our SoJam Competition. How you interpret the theme is up to you! You can use this powerful phrase through both rounds, you can speak to truth in one round and power in another, or think of another interpretation that is all your own. Tell us a narrative where, moving from the first set to the second, truth begets power OR power begets truth.

Note: Should you advance to the second round, we would love to see connected sets! 


Round 1: 8 minutes (the top three groups will move on to Round 2)
Round 2: 4 minutes

The winner will be selected from Round 2.


  • Belmont University Prismatics
  • University of Central Florida Gemini Blvd
  • University of Central Florida Mixed Mode
  • University of Florida Gestalt
  • Florida State University All-Night Yahtzee
  • University of Florida Sirens

Getting to SoJam

Carolina Theatre

Competition & Professional Concert

309 West Morgan St
Durham, NC 27701

Duke University

Workshops & Masterclasses

712 Broad St
Durham, NC 27705

Clouds Brewing Durham

Friday Evening Afterparty

905 W Main St #22
Durham, NC 27701

Tobacco Road Cafe

Saturday Evening Afterparty

280 S Mangum St #100
Durham, NC 27701

Where to Stay

Cambria Hotel

2306 Elba St
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 286-3111

Rate: $99/night
Book by October 18th.

Book online or call and mention “SoJam Room Block”.

Millennium Hotel

2800 Campus Walk Ave
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 383-8575

Rate: $109/night
Book by October 11th.

Book online or call and mention “SoJam A Cappella Festival”

Join the Festival Team

SoJam is looking for new team members! If you’re interested in being part of the pre-festival planning, email 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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