All Access Pass
Includes admission to all events:
- Virtual Classes
- Networking Events
Includes admission to:
- Professional Showcase
Saturday, Dec. 5 @ 7:00pm EST
Includes admission to:
- Scholastic Showcase
Sunday, Dec. 6 @ 2:30pm EST
The award-winning vocal band ONAIR (Berlin, Germany) is one of the stars in the world of a cappella music. ONAIR exploded onto the scene in 2013 and have fast established themselves as one of Europe’s most exciting a cappella groups.
Well on their way to the elite of the world’s vocal ensembles, ONAIR have been racking up 1st prizes in vocal ensemble competitions ever since their début in 2013. They were the winners of contests in Aarhus (2013), Graz (2013), Taiwan (2014), Tampere (2015), Moscow (2018 and 2019 – GRAND PRIX) and were awarded with 4 CARAs in the US (2015, 2020).
ONAIR is well known for artful vocal arrangements, for an intense energy and stage presence and strong emotional connection between the singers on stage as well as for a powerful, transparent even sometimes ethereal sound.
With lavish interpretations of songs by rock and pop icons such as Led Zeppelin, Prince, Queen and Whitney Houston, Linkin Park, Depeche Mode, Coldplay and many more expect a show full of innovation and drama.
ONAIR comprises: André Bachmann (tenor), Kristofer Benn (bass), Marta Helmin (soprano), Jennifer Kothe (soprano), Patrick Oliver (baritone, vocal percussion).
GQ is a female barbershop and contemporary a cappella quartet based in Baltimore, MD. Since their start in July 2011, they've won international competitions, performed their own arrangements of contemporary songs, and recorded two albums. GQ has a passion for being true to a sound that is uniquely their own, and to vocal music education for young singers. Each member of GQ is involved in music education and continues to pursue their own careers in the arts and education. They have traveled the U.S. and have performed in Canada, Germany, Holland, Spain, and England. They have been featured on A Prairie Home Companion twice, and have made waves on the internet with a YouTube video reaching over 6.7 million hits. GQ is made up of Amanda Sandroni, tenor; Ali Hauger, lead/bari; Katie Gillis, bari/lead; and Katie Macdonald, bass.
ASANTE acapella is an all-male gospel acapella group from Zambia, Africa. The group began in 2017 and has since then launched two albums and one extended project. ASANTE MUSIC is composed of 6 members, namely: Buumba Nevi Aakalima, Stephen Mafuta, Pimpa Maambo, Mwika Mumba, Fred Siziya and Tevine Kaputo.
The vocal sextet from São Paulo, Brazil, founded by arranger, singer, producer and composer Rafael Carneiro, go through the great songs of Brazilian popular music with innovative a cappella arrangements, heavily influenced by jazz harmony. Their first album, “Delírios – Vol. 1”, won a Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (EUA), in the best jazz album category, in 2017.
Surprising the public and well renowned critics with a fresh approach to their arrangements, in their show, they perform songs from their first album,
“Delírios, Bol. 1” as well as new arrangements celebrating some of the great Brazilian composers such as: Tom Jobim, Djavan, Milton Nascimento, Guinga, among others.
A modern sound, fusion between Brazilian music, Jazz, Funk, Soul and R&B, using intricate rhythms and lush harmony, this is what you can expect from Sambaranda. Members include Rafael Carneiro, Nani Valente, Cristiano Santos, Diego de Jesus, Fredson Torres and Ana Barreto.
Chargers from Edison High School
The Chargers are a pop/indie, co-ed a cappella group from Edison High School in Huntington Beach. This is a collaborative ensemble where students select, arrange, and write music that reflects on current issues. Their goal is to have a genuine connection with their audience and unify people through their music.
Midnight Snack from Grand Valley State University
Midnight Snack is an all-female A cappella group from Grand Valley State University. We are a small group of women who share a strong passion for music and performing with one another. We recently released our first professionally recorded single "Sour Candy" (now on all streaming platforms)! Our songs consist of arrangements from all different genres which is part of the fun! We appreciate the opportunity to participate in SoJam this year.
Syntax Error from Ridgewood High School
Syntax Error began four years ago at Ridgewood High School in West Lafayette, Ohio, born out of students' love for a cappella music, pop singing, and desire for new challenges. Since then, the ensemble has attended both the Nordonia and Kettering National A Cappella Festivals. Through those festivals, Syntax Error and Ridgewood Performing Arts have had the opportunity to clinic with amazing professional ensembles such as Voice Play, Duwende, and The Exchange. Four years, more than forty songs, three music videos, and hundreds of hours of rehearsal later, they still strive every day to sing for the world.
Doox of Yale from Yale University
Formerly known as The Duke's Men of Yale, Doox of Yale is the first all-gender TTBB a cappella group at Yale! No one’s quite sure how it happened. Some say that Basil Duke Henning, the former Head of Saybrook College, stole an arrangement from the Whiffenpoofs. Others say he commissioned a friend to compose the piece for his new group, and it was the Whiffs who stole it later. Whichever story you believe, Basil Duke Henning taught a song to four of his eager students way back in 1952, and The Duke's Men were born. Since then, "da doox" have grown to include nearly 400 members and sung from coast to coast and around the world, from the busy streets of England to the mountains of Colombia, from the neon lights of Japan to the rivers of Turkey, and to our hometowns across the country and around the globe. In keeping with our goal to create music that reflects our community, we now invite all singers, regardless of sex or gender identity, to join us in the years ahead as an all-gender TTBB group. Join us as we push the boundaries of live and recorded music, and stick around for the passionate spirit, eclectic repertoire, and unforgettable experiences that define Doox of Yale.
Crimson & Slate from Cheyenne Mountain High School
Colorado Springs, Colorado is home to Crimson & Slate, the premier a cappella ensemble from Cheyenne Mountain High School. Crimson & Slate’s director, Dawn Wisdom, started the groups at CMHS in 2002. The girls, Crimson and the guys, Slate performed for many years as two separate ensembles, but combined to be Crimson & Slate four years ago.
You can follow Crimson & Slate on Facebook, twitter and instagram. Check out their YouTube channel, and look for them on all of your favorite music streaming sites.
Join the Festival Team
SoJam is looking for new team members for this year's virtual festival! If you’re interested in being part of the pre-festival planning, email Brooks Jordan 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, and join in the fun!