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.
Kevin Badanes – SoJam Executive Producer
Shane Ardell - Web & Registration Manager
Alexander Koutzoukis - Graphic Designer
Meron Mogos – Sponsorships
Lauren France – Social Media
Matt Woodward - Education Manager
Aural Pleasure, Emory University
Founded in 1994, Aural Pleasure is Emory’s oldest co-ed a cappella group. This is not your mother’s “glee club”– AP takes pride in bringing intense energy to performances and an edge to its arrangements, sound, and style. In addition to annual concerts and various campus events, AP often journeys outside of the Emory bubble for local performances, as well as expeditions in other states! Most recently you may have seen AP competing in the ICCAs during the 2014-2015 school year where they won quarterfinals and advanced to semifinals in Florida. In the coming year, Aural Pleasure hopes to continue to take the a cappella world by storm! Be sure to stay updated on all things AP – to contact them or hear more of their aurally pleasing tunes, check out their Facebook page!
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.
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.