About Us

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About Us

Staam, WashU’s premier Jewish A Cappella group, was founded in 1997, recently celebrating its 20th anniversary. 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 Imagine Dragons, Troye Sivan, Drake, Young the Giant, P!nk and so many more.

The members of Staam love to spend time with each other, which is why they love to travel and tour all around the country. In the past few years, Staam has performed in LA, Nashville, D.C., Baltimore, NYC, Chicago, and Arizona. Staam just released their newest album, Ma’agalim, which is available on iTunes and Spotify!

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, Alex Tward, 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!