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Following are the nominees for the 2007 Contemporary A cappella Recording Awards. Congratulations to all who participated!

Contemporary Pop/Rock Album

  • Amplivate – Kid Beyond
  • Bump It Up – Hookslide
  • Get Down Mr. President!! – The House Jacks
  • Rock Paper Scissors – Firedrill!
  • Transit – Transit

Contemporary Pop/Rock Original

  • Cement – Cluster from Cement
  • Do You Trust Me – Vote for Pedro from Cocktail Napkin
  • I Shall Be Free – Kid Beyond from Amplivate
  • Way Past Down – Hookslide from Bump It Up
  • Whispers – Transit from Transit
  • You Need to Know – M-Pact from M-Pact

Contemporary Pop/Rock Cover

  • Can’t Stop Thinkin’ Bout You – Firedrill! from Rock Paper Scissors
  • Home – Transit from Transit
  • Knowing Me, Knowing You – baSix from Star People EP
  • Summertime – The House Jacks from Get Down Mr. President!!
  • Summertime – Vote for Pedro from Cocktail Napkin

Jazz Album

  • Cement – Cluster
  • Making Notes – Vox Concordia
  • M-Pact – M-Pact
  • Out of Bounds – Rajaton

Jazz Song

  • Feelings – Niniwe from Live In Concert
  • Giant Steps – Cluster from Cluster
  • Joy To The World – Groove for Thought from Groove for Thought
  • Night and Day – M-Pact from M-Pact

Barbershop Album

  • Ain’t That A Kick – Realtime
  • At Last – Gotcha!
  • In the Spotlight – Spotlight
  • MatriX – MATRIX

Barbershop Song

  • Come Fly With Me – Realtime from Ain’t That A Kick
  • Distant Melody – MATRIX from MatriX
  • Love Me – OC Times from OC Times LIVE
  • Play That Barbershop Chord – Gotcha! from At Last

Religious Album

  • Faith In Action – Faith in Action
  • For All You’ve Done – Broken
  • Radiance – Acappella Company
  • Ride – Durant

Religious Song

  • We Are – Faith In Action from Faith In Action
  • So Are You to Me – Broken from For All You’ve Done
  • All Men Will Know – Acappella from Radiance
  • People Get Ready – Durant from Ride

Folk/World Album

  • Brasil A cappella – Perseptom
  • Live in Concert – Niniwe
  • Views from an Urban Jungle – Akasa

Folk/World Song

  • Anunciacao – Perseptom from Brasil A Cappella
  • I Live In California – Moira Smiley & Voco from Blink
  • Mitä Kaikatat, Kivonen? (2006 Version)- Rajaton from Out of Bounds
  • Runway Views – Akasa from Views from an Urban Jungle

Humor Song

  • The Hurricane Song – Hotshots from Another Bad Idea
  • Tall Dark and Handsome – Vote for Pedro from Cocktail Napkin
  • I Got Mail – The Richter Scales from We Hate A Cappella
  • Ebay – U of New Hampshire Not Too Sharp from Not Too Sharp

Scholastic Original

  • Can’t Find Home – by Maggie Smith of UGA Noteworthy from 99 Problems, but a Pitch Ain’t one
  • Setup For The Fall – by Robert Dietz of Ascending Height from Turn It Up
  • How Many Times – by Shalisha Francis of Duke Rhythm & Blue from With The Windows Down
  • Nevermind – by Joseph Bates and Andrew Booth of Duke Pitchforks from Bring It Back
  • Oblongt – by Aaron Jensen with Felicity Williams of York College Wibi from 20/20 Hearing

Mixed Collegiate Album

  • Baggage Claim – Tufts Amalgamates
  • Get In. Rock. Get Out. – USC SoCal VoCals
  • Kenophobia – UPenn Off The Beat
  • Let it Play – Harvard Opportunes
  • Voices In the Attic– Suffolk U. Ramifications

Mixed Collegiate Song

  • Goodnight And Go – Suffolk U. Ramifications from Voices in the Attic
  • Hysteria – UCSB Naked Voices from Between the Sheets
  • Let Go– JMU Low Key from Long Time Comin’
  • Question! – UPenn Off the Beat from Kenophobia
  • When I Get You Alone – USC SoCal VoCals from Get In. Rock. Get Out.

Mixed Collegiate Solo

  • Christine Tagayun for Tell Me Somethin’ Good – Emory Ahana from AHANA…Soulful
  • David Rakita for When I Get You Alone – USC SoCal VoCals from Get In. Rock. Get Out.
  • Ryan Kawika Chun for Someone to Fall Back On – USC Reverse Osmosis from Reverse Osmosis
  • Shalisha Francis for How Many Times – Duke Rhythm & Blue from With The Windows Down
  • Tanya Komblevitz for Underappreciated – U. of Michigan Amazin’ Blue from Shades of Blue

Mixed Collegiate Arrangement

  • Heirloom by Kai Koschmider – York College Wibi from 20/20 Hearing
  • Such Great Heights by Matt Emery – Duke Rhythm & Blue from With The Windows Down
  • Tymps (The Sick In the Head Song) by Jason Ryterband – UPenn Off The Beat from Kenophobia
  • Undertow by Joshua Duchan – U. of Michigan Amazin’ Blue from Shades of Blue
  • Warning Sign by Eric Stahl and Evan Barnathan – Tufts Amalgamates from Baggage Claim

Male Collegiate Album

  • Abbeys Road – Boston U. Dear Abbeys
  • Ain’t Done Overnight – Brandeis U. VoiceMale
  • Barbershop Tragedy – JMU Exit 245
  • Bring It Back – Duke Pitchforks
  • Shotgun – U. of Richmond Octaves

Male Collegiate Song

  • Baba O’Riley – BU Dear Abbeys from Abbeys Road
  • Hysteria – Duke Pitchforks from Bring It Back
  • Lonely No More – U. of Richmond Octaves from Shotgun
  • Such Great Heights – MIT Logarhythms from Natural
  • Taken Up – St. Olaf College Limestones from Stone by Stone

Male Collegiate Solo

  • Brian King for Roxanne – JMU Exit 245 from Barbershop Tragedy
  • Chris Bryant for Used to Love U – Duke Pitchforks from Bring It Back
  • Chris Vu for Part Time Lover – MIT Logarhythms from Natural
  • Corey Frye for Ordinary People – Indiana U Straight No Chaser from Another Round
  • Victor Sandman for Kiss and Say Goodbye – BU Dear Abbeys from Abbeys Road

Male Collegiate Arrangement

  • Baba O’Riley by Victor Sandman – BU Dear Abbeys from Abbeys Road
  • Come Clean by Ben Mertz – U. of Richmond Octaves from Shotgun
  • King of Wishful Thinking by Ryan Ostrander and Mike Harrison– JMU Exit 245 from Barbershop Tragedy
  • Pure Imagination by Cooper Cerulo – UMass. Amherst Doo-Wop Shop from Black Friday
  • Superstition by Shaun Melvin – Oxford Out of The Blue from High Tide

Female Collegiate Album

  • 99 Problems, but a Pitch Ain’t One – UGA Noteworthy
  • Downstairs – UNC Loreleis
  • Now That We Have Your Attention – Clemson TakeNote
  • Rouge – Wellesley Tupelos
  • To Homer and Back – UVA Sillhooettes

Female Collegiate Song

  • Hear Me Out – UGA Noteworthy from 99 Problems, but a Pitch Ain’t One
  • Hysteria – UNC Loreleis from Downstairs
  • Kaval Sviri – BYU Noteworthy from On the Horizon
  • They – UVA Silhooettes from To Homer and Back
  • This Time Around – Clemson TakeNote from Now That We Have Your Attention

Female Collegiate Solo

  • Anne Foster for Broken Wing – UVA Silhooettes from To Homer and Back
  • Casey Branch for Wonderwall– UGA Noteworthy from 99 Problems, but a Pitch Ain’t One
  • Delia Darney for Stronger– UNC Loreleis from Downstairs
  • Heather Glotzer for If I Should Fall Behind – U. of Illinois Girls Next Door from Wanted
  • Tori Kelly for There Is No Arizona – Wellesley Tupelos from Rouge

Female Collegiate Arrangement

  • Candleburn by Kat Dunbar and Erika Petty – UNC Loreleis from Downstairs
  • Criminal by Nitya Moothathu – Duke Deja Blue from Fashionably Late
  • Holding Out for A Hero by Melanie Leinbach – UVA Hoo’s In Treble from Amped
  • When Doves Cry by Maggie Smith – UGA Noteworthy from 99 Problems, but a Pitch Ain’t One
  • Zombie by Kerry Wagner – Wellesley Tupelos from Rouge

High School Album

  • Caution – Joint Sound
  • Revolution – Cary Grove Jazz Choir
  • Turn It Up – Ascending Height
  • Will Sing For Pants – InToneNation

High School Song

  • Blue Skies – Joint Sound from Caution
  • Revolution – Cary Grove Jazz Choir from Revolution
  • Smooth Operator – InToneNation from Will Sing For Pants
  • Step – Ascending Height from Turn It Up

The 2007 CARA coordinators were Julia Hoffman and Jon Pilat. This year, they chose 30 fans and performers of varied backgrounds to spend months considering each of the albums submitted to the CARAs. Anyone holding a current or former affiliation with a group or album under consideration is not allowed to take part in the consideration of that award. To the nominators: Thank you all for your many hours of work! You are much appreciated!

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