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, P!nk, Ben Platt, and 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 Garfunkel).

“Staam” means “just because” in Hebrew. The members of Staam love to hang out during the day and do fun activities on the weekend just because we love to get together as often as we can and enjoy the company of the people who make our WashU experience the best it can be. 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, Ben Miller, at staamacappella@gmail.com.

If you are interested in auditioning for Staam, please visit our audition page and follow the posted instructions. We can’t wait to meet you!