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{mosimage}Following are the winners for the 2006 Contemporary A cappella Recording Awards. Congratulations to all who participated—we had an amazing year and can only hope that next year brings as much incredible a cappella music!
Contemporary Pop/Rock Album
Winner: Transit – Transit
Runner-Up: Get Down Mr. President! – The House Jacks
Contemporary Pop/Rock Original
Winner: I Shall Be Free – Kid Beyond from Amplivate
Runner-Up: Whispers – Transit from Transit
Contemporary Pop/Rock Cover
Winner: Home – Transit from Transit
Runner-Up: Can’t Stop Thinkin’ Bout You – Firedrill! from Fd!
Jazz Album
Winner: M-Pact – M-Pact
Runner-Up: Out of Bounds – Rajaton
Jazz Song
Winner: Joy To The World – Groove for Thought from Groove for Thought
Runner-Up: Night and Day – M-Pact from M-Pact
Barbershop Album
Winner: Ain’t That A Kick – Realtime
Runner-Up: At Last – Gotcha!
Barbershop Song
Winner: Come Fly With Me – Realtime from Ain’t That A Kick
Runner-Up: Play That Barbershop Chord – Gotcha! from At Last
Religious Album
Winner: Radiance – Acappella  Company
Runner-Up: For All You’ve Done – Broken
Religious Song
Winner: All Men Will Know – Acappella from Radiance
Runner-Up: People Get Ready – Durant from Ride
Folk/World Album
Winner: Views from an Urban Jungle – Akasa
Runner-Up: Brasil A cappella – Perseptom
Folk/World Song
Winner: Mitä Kaikatat, Kivonen? (2006 Version)- Rajaton from Out of Bounds
Runner-Up: Anunciacao – Perseptom from Brasil A Cappella
Humor Song
Winner: Tall Dark and Handsome – Vote for Pedro  from Cocktail Napkin
Runner-Up: I Got Mail – The Richter Scales from We Hate A Cappella
Scholastic Original
Winner: Nevermind – by Joseph Bates and Andrew Booth of Duke Pitchforks from Bring It Back
Runner-Up: Setup For The Fall – by Robert Dietz of Ascending Height  from Turn It Up
Mixed Collegiate Album
Winner: Voices In the Attic– Suffolk U. Ramifications
Runner-Up: Kenophobia – UPenn Off The Beat
Mixed Collegiate Song
Winner: Goodnight And Go – Suffolk U. Ramifications from Voices in the Attic
Runner-Up: When I Get You Alone – USC SoCal VoCals from Get In. Rock. Get Out.
Mixed Collegiate Solo
Winner: David Rakita for When I Get You Alone – USC SoCal VoCals from Get In. Rock. Get Out.
Runner-Up: Shalisha Francis for How Many Times – Duke Rhythm & Blue from With The Windows Down
Mixed Collegiate Arrangement
Winner: Heirloom  by Kai Koschmider  – York College Wibi from 20/20 Hearing
Runner-Up: Such Great Heights by Matt Emery – Duke Rhythm & Blue from With The Windows Down
Male Collegiate Album
Winner: Bring It Back – Duke Pitchforks
Runner-Up: Abbeys Road – Boston U. Dear Abbeys
Male Collegiate Song
Winner: Hysteria – Duke Pitchforks from Bring It Back
Runner-Up: Baba O’Riley – BU Dear Abbeys from Abbeys Road
Male Collegiate Solo
Winner: Chris Vu for Part Time Lover – MIT Logarhythms  from Natural
Runner-Up: Victor Sandman for Kiss and Say Goodbye – BU Dear Abbeys from Abbeys Road
Male Collegiate Arrangement
Winner: Baba O’Riley by Victor Sandman – BU Dear Abbeys from Abbeys Road
Runner-Up: Come Clean by Ben Mertz – U. of Richmond Octaves from Shotgun
Female Collegiate Album
Winner: 99 Problems, but a Pitch Ain’t One – UGA Noteworthy
Runner-Up: Downstairs – UNC Loreleis
Female Collegiate Song
Winner: Hear Me Out – UGA Noteworthy from 99 Problems, but a Pitch Ain’t One
Runner-Up: Hysteria  – UNC Loreleis from Downstairs
Female Collegiate Solo
Winner: Anne Foster for Broken Wing – UVA Silhooettes from To Homer and Back
Runner-Up: Casey Branch for Wonderwall– UGA Noteworthy from 99 Problems, but a Pitch Ain’t One
Female Collegiate Arrangement
Winner: Holding Out for A Hero by Melanie Leinbach – UVA Hoo’s In Treble from Amped
Runner-Up: Candleburn by Kat Dunbar – UNC Loreleis from Downstairs
High School Album
Winner: Turn It Up – Ascending Height
Runner-Up: Will Sing For Pants – InToneNation
High School Song
Winner: Step – Ascending Height from Turn It Up
Runner-Up: Smooth Operator – InToneNation from Will Sing For Pants
The 2007 CARA coordinators were Julia Hoffman and Jon Pilat. This year, they chose about 60 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.
Thank you all for your many hours of work! You are much appreciated!