About Us

Staam, WashU’s premier Jewish A Cappella group, was founded in 1997. Staam is approximately half-Jewish, and its members are brought together by their love of music and singing. Staam’s repertoire includes songs in Hebrew and songs in English that are written or performed by Jewish artists like Troye Sivan, Imagine Dragons, Drake, Young the Giant, P!nk, the Lumineers, and so many more. Some songs we have recently sung include: Killing Me Softly (Roberta Flack), Talking to the Moon (Bruno Mars), Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond), and Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon and Garfunkle).

The members of Staam love to grab meals during the day and get together for fun activities on the weekend. Additionally, we love to get together for “Shabbat” dinners as often as we can and enjoy the company of the people who make our WashU experience the best it can be.

When asked why they auditioned and joined the group, many Staamers will reply with “Staam,” which means “just because” in Hebrew. Staam provides its members with an outlet to do something they love while escaping from the busy academic life of WashU; many Staamers would even say that rehearsals are their favorite part of the week!

To book us for gigs, please contact our group coordinator, Shoshana Kelner, at staamacappella@gmail.com.

If you are interested in auditioning for Staam, please click on the “Audition” link at the top of the page and follow the posted instructions. We can’t wait to meet you