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The following are the nominees for the 2008 Contemporary A cappella Recording Awards. Congratulations to all who participated and good luck to the nominees! The winners will be announced on April 1, right here on casa.org!

Pop/Rock Album
1man1mike by Scott Leonard
Collective by Duwende
Ready II Fly by Naturally7
Shirt! Tie! Khaki! By Hyannis Sound
Star People by baSix

Pop/Rock Original
4life by Dwight Stewart and Sean Scott on Ready II Fly by Naturally7
Come Back by Duwende on Collective by Duwende
On the Edge by Jon and Mark McLemore on Sunday Drive by McLemore Brothers
Times Like These by Nate Kellison on Arrival by No Better Cause
Try to Forget Me by Fork on Games We Play by Fork
Young Leaders of Tomorrow by Duwende on Collective by Duwende

Pop/Rock Cover
February Song by Liquid5th
Feel It (In the Air Tonight) on Ready II Fly by Naturally7
It’s Not Over on Number 2 by Almost Recess
Ready for Love on Shirt! Tie! Khaki! by Hyannis Sound
Sky on Junkin’ Em Up by The Fault Line

Jazz Album
…Nothing Is Real by Stouxingers
Femkant by Pust
Here to Stay: Gershwin & Jobim by Br6
Live at the Powerhouse by Idea of North

Jazz Song
Butterfly on Everything by Shiva Knows
Eleanor Rigby on Live at the Powerhouse by Idea of North
Love is Here to Stay on Here to Stay: Gershwin & Jobim by Br6
Six Voices on …Nothing Is Real by Stouxingers

Barbershop Album
139th Street Quartet Collection by 139th Street Quartet
Capri Diem by Capri
It’s A Grand Night for Singing by Great Northern Union
Let’s Fly by OC Times

Barbershop Song
Child in Me Again on Capri Diem by Capri
Love Me on Let’s Fly by OC Times
My Life, My Love, My Song on Happy Together by 12th Street Rag (from Heart of America Chorus)
When The Midnight Choo Choo Leaves for Alabam’ on It’s A Grand Night for Singing by Great Northern Union

Religious Album
Encore by Six13
Here is What I Now Know by Chi Rho (Wake Forest University)
Just Like the Old Days by Vocal Union
Sunday Drive by McLemore Brothers

Religious Song
Bind Us Together on Sunday Drive by McLemore Brothers
D’ror Yikra on Encore by Six13
Ordinary People on Family Factory Hits by ChristLed
I Will Praise Your Name on Legacy by Legacy

Folk World Album
Essence by VoxNorth
Maa by Rajaton
Penchaan by Masala (University of Pennsylvania)
The Quick Day Is Done by Talisman (Stanford University)

Folk World Song
Lullaby on Under the Window by ManSound [translation]
Night Yoik on Essence by VoxNorth
Nouse Lauluni on Maa by Rajaton
Ohureo on The Quick Day is Done by Talisman (Stanford University)

Holiday Album
Believe by Vocal Majority Chorus
Better than Coal: A Hullabahoos Christmas by Hullabahoos (University of Virginia)
Rekiretki by Club for Five
The Perfect Gift by Praise Apella

Holiday Song
All I Want For Christmas is You on Carol of the Belles by Noteworthy (University of Georgia)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen on Better than Coal: A Hullabahoos Christmas by Hullabahoos (University of Virginia)
Nu Hvor Det Bil’R Jul on Nu Hvor Det Bli'r Jul (single) by baSix
Petteri Punakuono on Rekiretki by Club for Five

Humor Song
Blue Bayou on Live at the Powerhouse by Idea of North
Cow Tipping Part II on Get Your Monkey Off My Dog by The Bobs
How Nice I Really Am on From the Top by Home Free
Mr. Creepy Facebook Stalker Guy on Creative Outlet by Xtension Chords (University of Illinois)
The Boob Fairy on mmm…Pie! by Amateurs (Washington University)

Male Collegiate Album
Anomaly by Juxtaposition (Virginia Polytechnic Institute)
Pandæmonium by Beelzebubs (Tufts University)
Redshift by Out of the Blue (Oxford University)
Time Out by Clef Hangers (University of North Carolina)
Varsity Sing Team by Hullabahoos (University of Virginia)

Male Collegiate Song
Canned Heat on Redshift by Out of the Blue (Oxford University)
Chicago on Learn to Interact by Academical Village People (University of Virginia)
Magical Mystery Tour on Pandæmonium by Beelzebubs (Tufts University)
My Love on Time Out by Clef Hangers (University of North Carolina)
Touch the Sky on Anomaly by Juxtaposition (Virginia Polytechnic Institute)

Male Collegiate Solo
Andrew Avent for Feeling Good on Time Out by Clef Hangers (University of North Carolina)
Andrew Savini for When I Get You Alone on Pandæmonium by Beelzebubs (Tufts University)
Jon McDonald for Separate Ways on After This I'll Show You My Rock Collection by Back Row (Colorado College)
Mike Jurken for I Believe on Not for Credit by Mad Hatters (University of Wisconsin)
Nishant Soni for A Change Is Gonna Come on Brewed in the Attic by Last Call (Cornell University)

Male Collegiate Arrangement
3x5 by Dan Israel and Dave Soson on Manifesto! by Midnight Ramblers (University of Rochester)
Blurry by Brent Yoder on Anomaly by Juxtaposition (Virginia Polytechnic Institute)
Canned Heat by Ben Woodgates on Redshift by Out of the Blue (Oxford University)
Chicago by James Gammon and Davis Goulden on Learn to Interact by Academical Village People (University of Virginia)
Digging in the Dirt by Ed Boyer on Pandæmonium by Beelzebubs (Tufts University)

Female Collegiate Album
Coming Into Focus by Sweet Signatures (Elon University)
Eve by Sapphires (University of North Carolina)
Red by Out of The Blue (Duke University)
Sauce! by Sil’hooettes (University of Virginia)
Unwed by Widows (Wellesley College)

Female Collegiate Song
Butterflies and Hurricanes on Sauce! by Sil’hooettes (University of Virginia)
Magic Tree on Red by Out of The Blue (Duke University)
Never Alone on Coming Into Focus by Sweet Signatures (Elon University)
Say You’ll Be There on Soapbox by Muses (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Who Makes You Feel on Unwed by Widows (Wellesley College)

Female Collegiate Solo
Eryn Gradwell for Wally on Coming Into Focus by Sweet Signatures (Elon University)
Jenna Pastuszek for Careful What You Wish For on Sauce! by Sil’hooettes (University of Virginia)
Lindsey Bryant for Bring It On Home To Me on Retrospection by Ladies in Red (North Carolina State University)
Sarah Park for Nobody’s Supposed to be Here on Chordially Yours by Rip Chords (University of Illinois)
Sharon Obialo for Come Round Soon on Red by Out of The Blue (Duke University)

Female Collegiate Arrangement
Come Round Soon by Jessica Goodyear on Red by Out of The Blue (Duke University)
Home by Laura Little on Retrospection by Ladies in Red (North Carolina State University)
Let Go by Sally King on Minor Details by Ursa Minors (Brown University)
Precious Things by Blair Baldwin on Eve by Sapphires (University of North Carolina)
Slow Me Down by Sara Dougadir on Sauce! by Sil’hooettes (University of Virginia)

Mixed Collegiate Album
Arrival by Chordials (Cornell University)
Crisis Control by Faux Paz (University of Maryland)
Greetings From Brandy Station by Bostonians (Boston College)
Organiq by sQ! (Tufts University)
The Empty Set by Off the Beat (University of Pennsylvania)

Mixed Collegiate Song
Mama’s Room on Eclipse by After Dark (Washington University)
Papercut on Positive Chorallation by Chorallaries (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
PromiscuBack on Punch a Higher Floor by Rhythm & Blue (Duke University)
Put Your Records On on Organiq by sQ! (Tufts University)
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot on Arrival by Chordials (Cornell University)

Mixed Collegiate Solo
Darius Bates for Meaning on Behind Bars by Mosaic Whispers (Washington University)
Donna Budica for Mercy on Me on The Empty Set by Off the Beat (University of Pennsylvania)
Jazzy Danziger for Ready for Love on Eclipse by After Dark (Washington University)
Phillip Torres for Sea Breeze on Hint of Lime by Class Notes (Cornell University)
Rebecca Urbelis for Farther Away on Arrival by Chordials (Cornell University)
Trey Cambell for Only You on Would You? by Tar Heel Voices (University of North Carolina)

Mixed Collegiate Arrangement
2+2=5 by Anna Swank and Andrew McDiarmid on mmm…Pie! by Amateurs (Washington University)
Mama’s Room by Jazzy Danziger on Eclipse by After Dark (Washington University)
Photograph by Brian Tarpinian on Arrival by Chordials (Cornell University)
The Walk by Carrie Niziolek on Resonance by Resonance (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Tonight, Tonight by Matthew Giles on Choeur du Roi [EP] by Choeur du Roi (University of Richmond)

High School Album
Hide and Seek by Cary Grove Jazz Choir (Cary Grove High School)
How Sweet It Is by Eleventh Hour (Kettering Fairmont High School)
S*A*T*B by Joint Sound (Jakarta International School)
Tied Together by The Jewel Tones (Marblehead High School)

High School Song
If on S*A*T*B by Joint Sound (Jakarta International School)
It’s Oh So Quiet on Hide and Seek by Cary Grove Jazz Choir (Cary Grove High School)
Time After Time on Tied Together by The Jewel Tones (Marblehead High School)
When Will I Be Loved on How Sweet It Is by Eleventh Hour (Kettering Fairmont High School)

Scholastic Original
Chagrin by Sara Schonour on Acappocalypse by Penn State Pennharmonics (Pennsylvania State University)
Dance With Me by Lexi Witman on Sauce! by Sil’hooettes (University of Virginia)
Penchaan by Srikant Rao and Tushar Vashisht on Penchaan by Penn Masala (University of Pennsylvania)
So Little Notice by Sarah Dupuis on Resonance by Resonance (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

CASA Board Member, Julia Hoffman, served for the 4th year as the Director of the Contemporary A cappella Recording Awards. Jon Pilat, a singer, arranger, vocal percussionist, and previous CASA board member, served for the 4th year as the CARA Coordinator. This year, they chose 37 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!