In SoJam’s 12th 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.
* Early Bird pricing ends Sept. 26
** 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.
|Friday, October 10, 2014|
|5:00 PM||Registration (open until 8:00 PM)
Durham School of the Arts
|7:30 PM||Collegiate Competition (w/ performance by Julia Easterlin)
Durham School of the Arts
|Saturday, October 11, 2014|
|8:30 AM||Late Registration (for those who did not attend Friday evening activities)
|9:00 AM||Lift the Hood, Y’all
|Sing It Like You Mean It
|Active Listening for Drummers
|Beating the Blank Page
|10:15 AM||Keep It Together
|Making Barbershop Work for You
|You Be the Judge
|Improve your VP
|Going the Distance
|AcappellaZone: The A cappella App
|10:30 AM||Masterclasses / Lunch
|2:00 PM||Advanced Arrangement Techniques
|Nuanced Direction: Advanced Methods and Musical Leadership
|A cappella in the Entertainment Industry
|The Rhythmic Body
|Get Your Album on Track
|3:15 PM||The Prism Effect
|Improve your Arrangements with Improv
|So You Think You Have to Dance
|A Cappella Orphanage: Adopt a Singer or Find a New Home!
|4:30 PM||Performing Outside the Box
|How To Maximize Your Ensemble’s Sound and Maximize Your Rehearsal
|Science of Singing
|Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Microphone
|Knights of the Drum Circle
|Choreographer’s Round Table (Limited Enrollment)
|5:30 PM||Dinner Break|
|7:30 PM||Professional Showcase (featuring Duwende and The Funx)
Durham School of the Arts
|Sunday, October 12, 2014|
Dr. William Adams is enjoying a diverse and extensive career in music as an educator, conductor, performer, com- poser and scholar. A specialist in a cappella music, his choral conducting experience includes male, female and mixed ensembles ranging from three and four-voice chamber ensembles to 340-voice festival choirs and he maintains an active schedule as a clinician throughout the United States. His work as a conductor has also extended to orchestras, concert and marching bands, jazz ensembles, instrumental chamber ensembles, and theatrical productions. He is the founder and musical director of the professional men’s chamber ensemble riverdeep. He also serves as the Artistic and Musical Director of the Heart of Carolina Barbershop Chorus, Durham’s chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. As a performer, he is a founding member of the professional a cappella jazz ensemble, Avante, and performs regularly with the pop/rock acappella band,Transit Vocal Band.
Tom Anderson’s arrangements can be heard on multiple issues of the BOCA, Sing!, and Voices Only compilations and on the hit NBC a cappella showcase “The Sing-Off”. His arranging clients include 5-time Grammy winners the Swingle Singers, award-winning a cappella solo artist Peter Hollens, ICCA champions Pitch Slapped, and dozens of other vocal groups across the country (and occasionally beyond). A former member of pro a cappella groups Ball in the House and Four Shadow and original music director of UW-Eau Claire Fifth Element, Tom is the founder and owner of Random Notes LLC, an arranging service specializing in vocal music for groups of all styles, makeups, and abilities, and situated cozily online at www.random-notes.com.
An Iowa native, singer, vocal coach, and actress, Ariel spent the past seven years in Ithaca, New York where she attended Cornell University. At Cornell she sang with the Cornell Chordials and won the 2010 Contemporary A cappella Recording Award for Best Mixed Soloist, and was voted Runner-Up in the A cappella Community Awards for Favorite Female Vocalist of 2010. She’s been a featured soloist on several a cappella compilation albums and co-wrote, produced, and starred in Sex, Drugs, and A Cappella: An Original Web Series. After Cornell, Ariel graduated from a 2-year Meisner Technique training program with the Actor’s Workshop of Ithaca. She currently serves as Program Manager of Marketing for the Contemporary A cappella Society and on the Board of Trustees for the Melodramatics Theatre Company, Inc. Ariel is a member of The Funx and recently helped start Lady Jaye. In Ithaca she performs regularly with The Jeff Love Band and moonlights with bands around the country.
Dave Baumgartner, or “dB” as he is nearly universally known, is a remarkably versatile vocal percussionist who drums with a talent that is beyond his years. Originally from Buffalo, NY, Dave is a self-taught percussionist who began developing his craft while he was still in high school, and he hasn’t stopped drumming ever since. Dave has toured the world as a sought-after instructor, performer, and workshop panelist. He was declared “The Picasso of Vocal Percussion” by the Washington Post, and has been featured on the internet, in print, on TV and the radio all over the globe. Dave has performed with Vocal Tonic, Toxic Audio, 4:2:Five, Almost Recess, InPulse, Street Corner Symphony, and most recently Overdrive, to name-drop just a few of the fantastic groups that he’s had the privilege to work with. Dave has been to almost every SoJam, and he feels lucky to be able to share a bit of his rhythm with you.
Ben Bram is an acclaimed arranger, music director, and producer from Los Angeles. A graduate of the USC Thornton School of Music, Ben sang with, arranged for, and directed three-time ICCA champions the SoCal VoCals. Since college, Ben has been working musically behind the scenes of The Sing-Off, Pitch Perfect, Glee, The Voice, and Modern Family, as well as arranging for various groups all over the world. Ben has had a hand in assembling multiple groups for The Sing-Off, including The Backbeats, Delilah, and most notably season 3 champions Pentatonix, who he continues to work with as an arranger, producer, and engineer. – See more at: http://la-af.com/about-laaf/workshops/#sthash.wRC1sahS.dpuf
Alli Brooks has served as the Executive Producer of SoJam A Cappella Festival (2008 & 2009), Creative Director for the Alliance for A Cappella Initiatives (AACI), and as a member of the CASA Board of Directors. She is an alumna of Florida State University’s All-Night Yahtzee, which, during her tenure as Business Manager, dominated the South region of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA), becoming the first group to make three consecutive appearances at ICCA finals and ultimately winning First Runner-Up in 2008. Following graduation, Alli became familiar to many as The Voice of Mouth Off!, the award-winning podcast dedicated to the world of contemporary a cappella music, “from news to reviews to personal views.” She currently resides in Boston, where she continues to participate in the a cappella community as an instructor and master clinician at CASA festivals, and by serving as an ICCA adjudicator. In her spare time, Alli enjoys telling jokes and spends a considerable amount of energy crafting preposterously elaborate song parodies.
In December 2013 Mel Daneke graduated from Ithaca College after completing her degree in Vocal Performance. During her time at IC, Mel served as conductor of the all-female a cappella group, Premium Blend. While leading countless high school and middle school a cappella workshops on tour with Premium Blend, Mel realized her passion for helping other singers incorporate true artistry into performance. After graduation, Mel joined the internationally renowned vocal band, Musae, as their vocal percussionist. Mel has travelled extensively with Musae, leading vocal percussion workshops and performing in a cappella festivals around Asia. In February 2014, Mel lead a masterclass for The Vocal Foundation’s AcappellaEd, at her alma matter. She is currently pursuing a career in contemporary vocal music as a vocal coach, clinician, and performer.
Robert Dietz has been arranging, performing, and critiquing contemporary a cappella music at all levels for over ten years. His career began in high school as director of the critically acclaimed group, Ascending Height, with whom he produced the first all-original high school a cappella album. Robert has studied at both the Australian Institute of Music in Sydney, Australia, and at the Ithaca College School of Music in Ithaca, New York where he directed the award winning all-male group, Ithacappella. In 2011 Robert was a member of the creative team for season three of NBC’s The Sing-Off. He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA where he sings locally with Jazz/Soul group, Level and tours nationally with The Lost Dogs. You can find him online at www.human-feedback.com.
Julia Easterlin, from Augusta, GA, grew up singing and playing piano. She attended the school of fine arts studying West African dance, American Jazz, Spanish literature and traditional Afro-Cuban music, among other things. From there, she was thrust out into the world and landed in several new places performing, giving clinics, and recording music. She now lives in New York playing with sound loops and badges, singing loudly, excited to present new music.
Diana Galeano is a graduate of Florida State University where she studied music education with an emphasis in secondary choral education. While at FSU, she sang with ICCA Southern Champions, the AcaBelles. Since graduating, she has worked as a high school chorus teacher and as a director at FSU’s Summer Music Camps. This past summer she worked as Assistant Director of A Cappella Academy in Los Angeles, CA. She has also been chosen as a featured soloist on Voices Only 2012 and BOWA 2014. Diana now lives in Somerville, MA where she directs and arranges for collegiate and high school a cappella groups, sings with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and Sound Off A Cappella, as well as teaches K-8 music.
Alex Green is a graduate of Tufts University with a dual degree in Music and Archaeology, where he was a member of the Tufts Amalgamates for all 4 years of his college career, and served as Music Director for the 2009 calendar year. His various oddjobs and experiences in the audio world include various internships at companies in the music industry including Rounder Records (Burlington, MA) and Alta Vista Studios (Austin, TX), participation in the sporadically annual Soup 2 Nuts Seminar with Deke Sharon and Bill Hare, and acting as a reviewer for the Recorded A cappella Review Board (RARB). In addition to the Amalgamates, Alex has sung with both Overboard and the short lived and perpetually-under-the-radar Cursory. He is currently working with CASA on the BOSton Sings [BOSS] festival team and is a regular workshop leader and CASA masterclinician. As a co-owner of Plaid Productions along with Alexander Koutzoukis, he has had the opportunity to work with groups from across the country and around the world, and made countless soups. Since early 2011, clients of Plaid Productions have had songs featured on SING, BOCA, Voices Only, and have garnered over 50 CARA nominations and nearly 20 wins.
Mark Hines has been a driving force in a cappella for more than a decade. With expertise in marketing, Hines has owned two production companies, served on CASA’s Board of Directors, and judged ICCAs. He was a top-level producer for SoJam for eight years, including the tenth-annual festival, SoJam X; currently he is senior producer and chief operations officer for The Vocal Company. Hines sang with the NCSU Grains of Time, and innovated Serious Business, the first workshop of its kind in contemporary a cappella.
Alexander is co-owner (and producer, and engineer…) of Plaid Productions, a full-service a cappella production studio based in Boston, along with Alex Green. While attending Tufts University for computer science, he spent five years in the Beelzebubs, for two of which he was Music Director. He got his start in the field of a cappella production while working closely with Ed Boyer and Bill Hare on two award-winning Bubs albums (Pandaemonium and Play The Game) and continued along that path to help record and edit BATTLE and Helix, as well as about half of the Warblers tracks from Season 2 of Glee. He won a 2010 Best Male Collegiate Arrangement CARA for his arrangement of “All The Love In The World,” a 2012 CARA runner-up in the same category for “Kings and Queens,” and was also runner-up for Favorite Vocal Percussionist in the 2010 ACAs. He is currently Executive Producer of Boston Sings [BOSS] in addition to his graphic design work for both BOSS and SoJam.
Mild-mannered high school teacher and graduate student by day, vocal percussionist by night. He has been part of the rhthym section for Deltacappella in Memphis, TN since 2009 after spending his collegiate years in Georgia Tech’s Sympathetic Vibrations. He has assisted in scoring percussion for the a cappella opera A Midsummer Night’s Dream, taught VP-related courses at SoJam 2013 as well as VoCAL nation, and been a judge for the ICCAs for the past three years.
Dave’s been a high-tech fixture on the a cappella scene since he joined RIT’s Eight Beat Measure in 2005. But it was Five O’Clock Shadow’s visit to his high school (where Dave was already performing in two different choirs) that triggered his fascination with the form, from the beatbass stylings of Stack to the endless ways to use technology to enhance – but never replace – unaccompanied human vocalists.
True, Dave’s amassed an impressive array of accomplishments, from serving as Eight Beat Measure’s producer and founding the group’s non-profit alumni association, to his BS in Computational Mathemetics from RIT and his Master Certificate in Music Production using Pro Tools from Berklee College of Music. (Still hungry for more, he then became an Avid Certified Pro Tools HD8 Operator in Music.) He’s worked with groups ranging from small high school sextets to NOTA. He’s founded Sled Dog Studios, Six Dots Sound, and SMACC. His work has appeared on compilations like Sing, BOCA, Voices Only, and Voices Only Forte. But resume highlights don’t capture the essence of how his passion for a cappella became a career-path one-eighty that’s now changing the industry. Or the aggressive idealism that leads him to treat a cappella – and the groups and individuals that perform it – as a microcosm of life’s ‘best-of’ when it comes to talent, tradition, and business. Or the sense that the moment you (whomever you may be) enter Sled Dog’s studio, Dave Longo’s got your back.”
Mike is a founding alumnus of Columbia University’s coed a cappella phenomenon Nonsequitur. His arrangement of Dido’s Here with Me won the 2004 Contemporary A Cappella Publishing award for Best Collegiate Arrangement, which he can also be seen dissecting in the 2009 documentary Sounds Good To Me about the making of college a cappella. These days, Mike continues to remain active in the community as CASA’s Virginia ambassador, founder/director of Richmond-based CAL group Uncommon, and technical director for the Recorded A Cappella Review Board. (And yes, he really does listen to every album and single submitted to RARB.)
Matt Murphy is a drummer, vocal percussionist, pianist, and live-looper. Winning several awards with multiple groups including Best Vocal Percussionist and Best Arranger at the regional Harmony Sweepstakes, he has been teaching and performing in the a capella scene for over ten years. A Sojam veteran and Boss National Loop Competition finalist he has a unique instrumental approach to applying technology to our voices. A drummer by trade, he’s been called “The Metronome” by Christopher Diaz on the Mouthoff! podcast, and loves spreading this approach to lovers of beatboxing.
Amy Pruitt, MS is thrilled to be facilitating a group this year, after attending SoJam for the last few years, and working as the Outreach Coordinator for SoJam 2014. She is a member of Transit Vocal Band, and performs over 150 times a year both in the Triangle and around the country. When she is not singing she works as a CTA-certified life coach and clinical research coordinator. Amy is a former a cappella orphan herself, so A Cappella Orphanage is her way of paying it forward and facilitating as many people as possible finding the group of their dreams!
John Robinson has been singing a cappella since joining the UCF Crescendudes as a founding member in 2005. After graduating, he went to graduate school at Georgia Tech, where he sang with Infinite Harmony for four years, serving as Music Director for a year. For the past three years, John has been the bass for Catatonic, an Atlanta-based contemporary vocal band and 2014 Mid-Atlantic Harmony Sweeps champions. In addition to singing, John enjoys arranging, as well as audio production. He has recorded, edited, and mixed tracks for Catatonic, Infinite Harmony, and several other Atlanta-area a cappella groups. In addition he has assisted with live sound at many local a cappella shows, including ICCA quarterfinals and semifinals. Outside of music, John is a PhD candidate in Aerospace Engineering and enjoys applying his knowledge of acoustics and signal processing from these studies to his musical endeavors.
René Ruiz is a voice actor, stage director and narrator. He created, directed and performed with the Off-Broadway acappella theatre show TOXIC AUDIO. This piece showcased the power of the human voice with smooth harmonies, vocal sound effects and musical improv. It won the 2004 Drama Desk Award for “Unique Theatrical Experience”. The group became the Harmony Sweeps National Champions in 2000 and their album “Chemistry” was crowned CARA Album Of The Year in 2003. He has performed as an announcer, director and vocalist for the Walt Disney World Co., Universal Studios Florida, Six Flags New England, Kennywood and Hershey Park. He has also narrated numerous audiobooks, documentaries, corporate videos and commercials.
Marc Silverberg is a doctoral fellow at Five Towns College. He is the author of “Quest for the A cappella Major,” a blog that discusses the continuing education of contemporary a cappella music and group improvisation. He has presented workshops on vocal improvisation at several CASA.org sponsored festivals, as well as the American Choral Directors Association’s 2013 national convention. His CAL Group, Satellite Lane, was recently crowned the 2013 New York Harmony Sweepstakes “Audience Favorite,” as well as the recipient of “Best Arrangement.” In addition to being an a cappella clinician, conductor, and performer, he also writes original musicals and plays. His original work, He’s Not Himself, premiered Off-Broadway in 2012 as part of the New York Music Theatre Festival. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware and Westminster Choir College.
TeKay has been dancing up a storm before a lot of you were born including a turn as a drunken townsman in the Oliver! concert on Broadway. He’s a member of Contemporary A Capella League group DeltaCappella and taught a bunch of old fogeys how to get beyond the step-touch. Currently, he’s the Marketing Director for RARB. He’s been active with CASA since its inception. He was the South Regional Producer of the ICCA from 1998-2004. Whew!
Angela began her a cappella career at FSU, where she directed the award winning all-female group, AcaBelles, and led the ladies to ICCA Finals in 2009. After graduating Angela relocated to NYC, where she studied Audio Production at SAE Institute of Technology. While in NYC, she sang with the Contemporary A cappella League group, The Red States (now known as Restated), and co-founded NYC’s CAL female group, Empire.
Now Angela lives in Boston, sings with the internationally renowned pop vocal band, Musae, and works as a producer with the a cappella production team, The Vocal Company. Her work has been nominated for 40+ CARAs (including wins for Musae, AcaBelles, Nor’easters etc.), as well as compilation placements on SING, BOCA, Voices Only and Voices Only Forte.
Brian has been involved with the a cappella community since 2002 and is proud to be back at SoJam this year as an instructor after serving a successful stint as SoJam’s Assistant Executive Producer last year. While attending NC State, Brian performed with both the Concert Choir and Acappology, serving as the music director of Acappology for 3 years and helping to record and release the group’s first album in 8 years. After graduating and realizing that the “real world” isn’t all its cracked up to be, Brian started graduate school at Duke University and performed with Rhythm and Blue for 2 years. During his tenure, the group recorded and released the album, House on Fire, which received several CARA and ACA nominations, as well as recognition as one of RARB’s “Picks of the Year”. Rhythm and Blue also won the SoJam 2010 Collegiate Competition where Brian received the award for Best Vocal Percussion. Brian has also performed as a vocal percussionist for the professional vocal band, Transit. Currently, Brian is working towards his Ph.D. in Chemistry at Duke and performs as a vocalist/percussionist for the CAL-group, Cognitive Resonance.
Matt Woodward is a choir director at San Antonio’s own MacArthur High School. While at Loyola University New Orleans, he earned two international bronze medals with a barbershop quartet called the Nile Manski Trio. Later he was the tenor section leader with the San Marcos Marcsmen, 2008 Youth Chorus Grand Champions of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Last year, his student acapella group, PFC, took home the championship at the ICHSA in New York. In his spare time, Matt cooks for his amazing wife, BriAnne, plays with his two miniature schnauzers, Choppa and Pickles, and enjoys listening to snobby hifi audio equipment.
Masterclasses will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Purchase your tickets today to reserve your spot!
A cappella in the Entertainment Industry (Ben Bram)
A Cappella Orphanage: Adopt a Singer or Find a New Home! (Amy Pruitt)
AcappellaZone: The A cappella App (Florian Stadtler)
Active Listening for Drummers (Dave Baumgartner)
This class will focus on listening to and dissecting songs to figure out what’s happening rhythmically within the song, and then working with the students to adapt that rhythm into something performable. I encourage students to bring songs that they’re struggling with so we could figure them out together.
Advanced Arrangement Techniques (Tom Anderson)
Less philosophy, and more specific how-to’s for the experienced arranger looking to add arrows to their quiver.
Advanced VP (Dave Baumgartner)
This class is for students who are sick of going to vocal percussion classes and not learning anything new. Work with experienced drummers to overcome performance challenges, develop new sounds, patterns, more mic technique.
Beating the Blank Page (Edward Randell)
Beyond Recording (David Longo, Angela Ugolini)
Choreographer’s Round Table – Limited Enrollment (TeKay)
Get Your Album on Track (Alexander Koutzoukis, Alex Green)
Going the Distance (Alli Brooks, Brian Watts)
Are you in a group that makes fresh and original music, learns innovative arrangements, even performs mind-blowing choreography… but feels like it’s only being held together by a thread? Guess what: you’re not alone. Every year, groups of all ages, shapes, and sizes are faced with issues that can potentially kill momentum, or even cause a complete membership meltdown! Whether you’re bracing yourself for the graduation of over half your members, dealing with that baritone who seem to prioritize everything else before rehearsal, or struggling to keep up morale when all hope seems lost, this workshop can help: we’ll address the issues and equip you with the tools and tactics to overcome the obstacles standing in the way of your group’s success and longevity. Don’t let your flame burn out over membership turnover or mental barriers — learn how to set your group’s trajectory for greatness and then keep it there!
How To Maximize Your Ensemble’s Sound and Maximize Your Rehearsal (Dr. Bill Adams)
Improve Your Arrangements with Improv (Marc Silverberg)
Improve Your VP (Matt Murphy)
Keep It Together (The Funx)
Knights of the Drum Circle (Paul Koziel)
Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Microphone (John Robinson)
Lift the Hood, Y’all – How to Duwende (Duwende)
Making Barbershop Work for You (Dr. Bill Adams, Matt Woodward)
Nuanced Direction: Advanced Methods and Musical Leadership (Diana Galeano)
Performing Outside the Box (Rene Ruiz)
Rehearsal Techniques (Rob Dietz)
Science of Singing (Alex Green)
Serious Business (Mark Hines)
Sing it Like You Mean It (Ariel Arbisser)
So You Think You Have to Dance (TeKay)
The Prism Effect (Mel Daneke)
The Rhythmic Body (Julia Easterlin)
You Be The Judge (Michael Marcus & RARB Staff)
Friday, October 10, 2014
Durham School of the Arts
400 N. Duke Street
Durham, NC 27701
We are pleased to announce a special opportunity for high school groups. We will be holding a tournament-style video contest on our website to select one High School group to kick off the festival and perform to open the collegiate competition.
Video submissions are due Sunday, Sept. 21 (11:59pm) – submit YouTube links to email@example.com. The online competition will take place Sept. 22-30. The selected group will be announced October 1.
High school groups are not required to buy passes prior to submitting to this qualifying tournament. The selected group will need to be prepared to purchase passes by midnight Oct. 2.
Groups are eligible to apply for the SoJam 2014 if they are made up entirely of full-time students OR are a recognized student group affiliated with a college of university and adhere to college/university student group bylaws. All questions about this rule should be directed to a SoJam producer.
SoJam is all about innovation so that’s what we want to see in your submission video. Please submit a brief recording of your group performing ONE song of your choosing to show us exactly what kind of innovation you will be bringing to the SoJam stage. Your submission must be a live performance and must consist of the current school year’s group members (2014-2015). Due to the earlier date of SoJam 2014 we will be allowing groups an opportunity to supplement their submission with a LIVE recording of the previous school year’s group (2013-2014). Please limit this supplement to ONE song. Hopefully this goes without saying, but all entries must consist of vocal music only. Please email your videos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to be considered for the SoJam 2014 Collegiate Competition ALL group members must purchase an All Access Pass. NO EXCEPTIONS.
A diverse selection of a cappella judges, experts, and enthusiasts will serve on the Selection Committee for SoJam 2014 and will choose the top 6 groups they would like to see perform in the Collegiate Competition. Neither the Competition Judges nor the SoJam producers are part of the Selection Committee to ensure as fair a competition process as possible.
Round 1: Who are you? (6 groups)
We want you to open the show by giving the judges a taste of who you are. What kind of group are you? What is your style, character, etc? You will have 8 whole minutes to convey this theme to the crowd and the judges, who will choose only 4 groups to progress to round 2.
Round 2: Where have you been? (4 groups)
In round two will begin the second half of the show. Your group will perform a 5 minute set to tell a bit of a story about your history. What have you been through? What has been important in shaping you to become who you are today etc? Only 2 groups will progress to the final round.
Round 3: Where are you going? (2 groups)
In the final head to head round we ask that you give the judges a glimpse of where you hope to head as a group. What is your trajectory? What can we expect to see from you moving forward? Both groups will have 8 minutes to present the their future narrative to the crowd and the judges. Only one will be selected as the overall winner.
**Please note that only CURRENT group members will be eligible for special awards.
400 N. Duke Street
Durham, NC 27701
Parking Instructions to come
Location of Collegiate Competition and Professional Showcase
3800 Hillsborough Rd
Durham, NC 27705-2328
$104.00/night plus tax
Book by September 19, 2014 to receive the group rate
Book online or call 1-800-HILTONS and mention group code ‘SOJAM’
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.
If you should receive passes to SoJam 2014 as part of a 2013 or 2014 sponsorship package, please confirm with Diana Blanchard or Alexis Weisbrod that you will be attending and we will hold these passes for you at registration / will call.