Home2002 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award Nominees

The CARA 2002 Nominees

Professional:

Artist of the Year:

Gabe Rutman (for producing a goodly number of CARA-nominated and BOCA-selectedgroups)
http://www.spiralmouth.com, http://www.gabrielmann.com, http://www.casa.org/uaas/uaas_info.shtml
The Kinsey Sicks (for appearing off-Broadway and in widespread media outlets, ranging from the New York Times to the National Enquirer)
http://www.kinseysicks.com
Sixth Wave (for getting their CD into the first round of Grammy consideration while serving as the reigning Harmony Sweeps champs)
http://www.6thwave.com
Angelina Choo (for promoting a cappella on a national level in Singapore, including producing two compilation CDs and running the A Cappella Fanatix club)
http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/7758/Mem_ac/AC_photos.htm

Best Pop/Rock Album:

Tonic Sol-fa - Style http://www.tonicsolfa.com
maybebop - Auf dei ohren http://www.maybebop.de, http://www.hanno.de/casa/en/band-info.html/maybeBop/Hannover/D
InsideOut - So It Seems http://www.insideout-acappella.com
Ball In The House - The Way It Has To Be http://www.ballinthehouse.com

Best Pop/Rock Original Song:

InsideOut - Taken Up (from So It Seems) http://www.insideout-acappella.com
Tonic Sol-fa - Na, Na, Na (from Style) http://www.tonicsolfa.com
Ball in the House - Never A Second Embrace (from The Way It Has To Be) http://www.ballinthehouse.com
Dilemma - Wishing (from Dilemma) http://www.dilemma-rocks.com

Best Pop/Rock Cover Song:

Montezuma's Revenge - Power of Love (from Double Density) http://www.montezuma.nl
Hookslide - Dream On (from California Screamin') http://www.hook-slide.com
Random Association - You Win (from Random Sample) http://www.randomassociation.com
Vocal Six - Kiss From A Rose (from Tivoli) http://www.vocalsix.com

Best Doo-Wop Album:

Brylcream - Rockin' the Neighborhood http://www.sssrealty.com/doowop/
The Cadillacs A'Capella - Live (no web site found)
The Cadillacs A'Capella - One Song Shy (no web site found)
The Lafaros - Acappella Serenades" http://www.oldies.com/product/index.cfm/id/6152.html

Best Doo-Wop Song:

baSix - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) http://www.basix.dk
Tonic Sol-Fa - Ready-Made (from Style) http://www.tonicsolfa.com
Boyz Nite Out - Only You (from American Vinyl) http://www.boyzniteout.com
The Cadillacs A'Capella - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (from Live) (no web site found)

Best Barbershop Album:

Millennium - Millennium http://www.spebsqsa.org/Harmonizer/millennium.htm
Crystal Clear - Lucky Day http://www.crystalclearquartet.com
Riptide - Wonderful Life http://www.riptidequartet.com
Ambassadors of Harmony - Applause http://www.aoh.org

Best Barbershop Song:

Philharmonix - This Little Piggy Went To Market (from Lazy Day) http://www.philharmonix.info
Millennium - Jezebel (from Millennium) http://www.spebsqsa.org/Harmonizer/millennium.htm
Ambassadors of Harmony - My Honey's Lovin' Arms (from Applause) http://www.aoh.org
Riptide - Fit As a Fiddle/For Me & My Gal medley (from Wonderful Life) http://www.riptidequartet.com

Best Jazz Song:

Idea of North - It's Alright With Me (from The Sum Of Us) http://www.idea.com.au
The Real Group - 'Lil Darlin' (from Allt Det Bästa) http://www.realgroup.se
The Swingle Singers - Fool on The Hill (from Live in Japan) http://www.swinglesingers.com
Sixth Wave - Gimme Some Wine (from Sixth Wave) http://www.6thwave.com

Best Religious Album:

The Firemen - The Firemen http://www.thefiremen.com
Listen Up! - Jewphoria http://www.jewishsong.com
Moses Hogan Singers - Ezekial Saw De Wheel http://www.moseshogan.com
Acappella - Hymns For All The Ages http://www.acappella.com

Best Religious Song:

Mezzo Macho - Brother In Me (from In The Whyland) http://www.mezzomacho.nl
Moses Hogan Singers - Plenty Good Room (from Ezekial Saw De Wheel) http://www.moseshogan.com
Acappella - In The Cross (from Hymns for all the Ages) http://www.acappella.com
Tonic Sol Fa - Go Tell It On The Mountain (from Style) http://www.tonicsolfa.com

Best Folk/Music From Around The World Album:

Vocal Sampling - Cambio de Tiempo http://www.vocalsampling.net
Mayim - Soul Song ( no web site found - San Francisco area trio )
Inner Voices - Prairie Jazz http://www.insideout-acappella.com
Derric Johnson's Liberty Voices - A Slice of A Cappella http://www.libertyvoices.com

Best Folk/Music From Around The World Song:

Mayim - Four Stars (from Soul Song) ( no web site found - San Francisco area trio )
Derric Johnson's Liberty Voices - Give Me Your Tired (from ASlice of A Cappella) http://www.libertyvoices.com
Vocal Sampling - Un Son pa' Cantar (from Cambio de Tiempo) http://www.vocalsampling.net
Eclipse - Danny Boy (from Once) http://www.eclipsesingers.com

Best Classical Album:

Ensemble Amarcord - Hear the Voice and Prayer http://www.amarcord.de
Seattle Pro Musica - Alnight By The Rose http://www.seattlepromusica.org
Lumen Valo - Gravity http://www.lumenvalo.fi
Lionheart - Palestrina: Soul of Rome http://www.chantboy.com/lionheart

Best Classical Song:

Ov'è, lass', il bel viso? - Seattle Pro Musica (from Alnight By The Rose) http://www.seattlepromusica.org
Tenebrae - Ensemble Amarcord (from Hear the Voice and Prayer) http://www.amarcord.de
Rest - Lumen Valo (from Gravity) http://www.lumenvalo.fi
Wasserfahrt - Ensemble Amarcord (from insalata a cappella) http://www.amarcord.de

Best Holiday Album:

Four Shadow - Flake http://www.fourshadow.com
New Tradition - A Holiday Tradition http://www.newtradition.org
Ensemble Amarcord - In Adventu Domini http://www.amarcord.de
Chanticleer - Christmas With Chanticleer http://www.chanticleer.org

Best Holiday Song:

Vocaluptuous - Joyful, Joyful/Joy to the World (medley) (from Mistletoe) http://vocaluptuous.talentpage.com
New Tradition Chorus - Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy (medley) (from A Holiday Tradition) http://www.newtradition.org
Four Shadow - That Time of Year (from Flake) http://www.fourshadow.com
Heart of Texas Chorus - O Come All Ye Faithful (from Joy to the World) http://www.hotchorus.org

Best Comedy Song:

The Home Depot Song - Ron Feingold (from Solo Effort) http://dimensional.com/~gcr/comedy
Arrest This Bearded Gentleman - The Heebee-jeebees (from Falalalala!) http://www.heebee-jeebees.com
Grapefruit Diet - Acappella Gold (from Pure Gold) http://www.acappellagold.com
Let's All Make Money at Christmas - The Heebee-jeebees (from Falalalala!) http://www.heebee-jeebees.com

Best High School Album:

Middlesex School A Cappella (multiple groups) - Tonal Deconstruction
http://www.middlesex.edu/curriculum/music.html (school site)
Lexington High School (multiple groups) - LHS A cappella 2001 http://lhs.lexingtonma.org/Dept/FineArts (school site)
Piedmont High School Troubadours - Steal Away http://www.piedmont.k12.ca.us/phs (school site)
School for Creative and Performing Arts Baby Grands - How Can I Keep From Singing?
http://www.scpa.org/groups.html

Music for Kids

Little Bunny Foo-Foo - Happy Campers (from The Sing-Along Survival Guide) (produced by Jeremy and Shalisa James of Toxic Audio - http://www.toxicaudio.com )
Scooby Doo, Where Are You? - Tonic Sol Fa (from Style) http://www.tonicsolfa.com
Camp Minnie Mickey Medley - Happy Campers (from The Sing-Along Survival Guide) (produced by Jeremy and Shalisa James of Toxic Audio- http://www.toxicaudio.com )
A Little Bit of Rock - The Chromatics (from Astrocappella II) http://www.thechromatics.com


Collegiate:

Best Female Collegiate Album:

Indiana Ladies First - Ticket to Anywhere http://www.indiana.edu/~alumni/programs/ladiesfirst.html
UVA Virginia Belles - Aurora http://www.student.virginia.edu/~belles
Duke Out of the Blue - Take Nine http://www.duke.edu/web/OOTB
Brown Chattertocks - Classic http://www.brown.edu/Students/Chattertocks

Best Female Collegiate Song:

Duke out of the Blue - Eve (from Take Nine) http://www.duke.edu/web/OOTB
Smith Smithereens - Mummer's Dance (from Thrilled) http://www.smith.edu/smithereens
Cornell Nothing But Treble - Corazón Salvaje (from Breaking the Ice) http://www.rso.cornell.edu/nbt
Indiana Ladies First - Ready to Run (from Ticket to Anywhere) http://www.indiana.edu/~alumni/programs/ladiesfirst.html

Best Female Collegiate Arrangement:

Katie & Mandy Nalevanka - Heart of Mine (Cornell After 8)(from Out Late) http://www.rso.cornell.edu/After8
Stephanie Geber - Mya Mix (Indiana Ladies First) (from Ticket to Anywhere) http://www.indiana.edu/~alumni/programs/ladiesfirst.html
Missy Khan - Corazón Salvaje (Cornell Nothing but Treble) (from Breaking the Ice) http://www.rso.cornell.edu/nbt
Randi Reiner - If You're Gone (Duke Out of the Blue) (from Take Nine) http://www.duke.edu/web/OOTB

Best Female Collegiate Soloist:

Rachael Stuarte (for Always Be My Baby) - University of Connecticut Chordials (from All Girls, All The Time) ( web site not working )
Samantha Nelson (for Ain't Too Proud to Beg) - University of Rochester Vocal Point (from Signs Point To...) http://www.sa.rochester.edu/vocalpt/
Caroline deLima (for Ready to Run) - Indiana Ladies First (from Ticket to Anywhere) http://www.indiana.edu/~alumni/programs/ladiesfirst.html
Randi Reiner (for Eve) - Duke Out of the Blue (from Take Nine) http://www.duke.edu/web/OOTB

Best Mixed Collegiate Album:

UCLA Awaken A Cappella - Pitch Slapped http://www.studentgroups.ucla.edu/awaken
Stanford Everyday People - Extended Play http://www.everydaypeople.org
UPenn Off the Beat - Off the Beat http://dolphin.upenn.edu/~otb
Stanford Harmonics - Phonoshop http://www.stanfordharmonics.com

Best Mixed Collegiate Song:

USC SoCal VoCals - Total Eclipse of the Heart (from V3: Previously Unreleased) http://www.scvocals.com
Washington University Mosaic Whispers - Uninvited (from Against the Grain) http://www.mosaicwhispers.com
Stanford Everyday People - Spend My Life With You (from Extended Play) http://www.everydaypeople.org
UCLA Awaken A Cappella - The Ladder (from Pitch Slapped) http://www.studentgroups.ucla.edu/awaken

Best Mixed Collegiate Arrangement:

Jon Pilat - We Are In Love (Stanford Harmonics) (from Phonoshop) http://www.stanfordharmonics.com
Christopher Harrison, Gabriel Hendifar, Will Heermance -Fast As You Can (UCLA Awaken A Cappella) (from Pitch Slapped) http://www.studentgroups.ucla.edu/awaken
Dan Leberman, Abby Schneiderman - Hemorrhage (In My Hands) (UPenn Off the Beat) (from Off the Beat) http://dolphin.upenn.edu/~otb
Julie Moffitt - Drive Me Crazy (USC SoCal VoCals) (from V3: Previously Unreleased) http://www.scvocals.com

Best Mixed Collegiate Soloist:

Nathan Reed (for I Do) - Stanford Everyday People (from Extended Play) http://www.everydaypeople.org
Jason McNeely (for Why Should I Cry For You) - Harvard Opportunes (from Turn and Go) http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~opportun
Soneela Nonkani (for Wade in the Water) - UPenn Counterparts (from X) http://dolphin.upenn.edu/~cparts
Morgan Mcowen (for I Will Love Again) - UPenn Off the Beat (from Off the Beat) http://dolphin.upenn.edu/~otb

Best Male Collegiate Album:

UNC Clefhangers - Elevation http://www.clefhangers.com
UVA Hullabahoos - Xerox Nation http://scs.student.virginia.edu/~bhoos
Tufts Beelzebubs - Next http://www.bubs.com
UVA Academical Village People - Room Zero http://www.student.virginia.edu/~acadvil

Best Male Collegiate Song:

UNC Clefhangers -Father Figure http://www.clefhangers.com
Tufts Beelzebubs - Bills, Bills, Bills (from Next) http://www.bubs.com
Wake Forest Chi Ro - Drive (from Free) http://www.wfu.edu/~chirho
UVA Hullabahoos - Everything You Want (from Xerox Nation) http://www.student.virginia.edu/~acadvil

Best Male Collegiate Arrangement:

Ed Boyer - Bills, Bills, Bills (Tufts Beelzebubs) (from Next) http://www.bubs.com
Mark Manley - Just the Two of Us (UVA Academical Village People) (from Room Zero) http://www.student.virginia.edu/~acadvil
John Niekrasz - Strange Meadow Lark (Stanford Fleet StreetSingers) (from Fearless) http://www.fleetstreet.com
Eric Fosbury - Wild Wild West (Buffalo Chips) (fromUnplugged) http://www.ubchips.com

Best Male Collegiate Soloist:

Jeff Hall (for All Out of Love) - UVA Hullabahoos (from Xerox Nation) http://scs.student.virginia.edu/~bhoos
Mike Daguiso (for I Want You Back) - UVA Academical Village People (from Room Zero) http://www.student.virginia.edu/~acadvil
Matt Johnson (for In Your Eyes) - Wake Forest Chi Ro (from Free) http://www.wfu.edu/~chirho
Isaac Brody (for Disco Inferno) - Tufts Beelzebubs (from Next) http://www.bubs.com