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The Contemporary A cappella Recording Awards (CARA) recognize the best recorded a cappella produced within a calendar year. We are the only truly global a cappella recording awards. Every year since 1992 hundreds of albums are considered in this celebration of the best a cappella recorded around the planet.

The following are the winners for the 2008 Contemporary A cappella Recording Awards. Congratulations to all who participated!

  • Pop/Rock Album
    Winner: Collective by Duwende
    Runner-Up: Ready II Fly by Naturally7

  • Pop/Rock Original
    Winner: Young Leaders of Tomorrow by Duwende on Collective by Duwende
    Runner-Up: 4life by Dwight Stewart and Sean Scott on Ready II Fly by Naturally7

  • Pop/Rock Cover
    Winner: Feel It (In the Air Tonight) on Ready II Fly by Naturally7
    Runner-Up: Ready for Love on Shirt! Tie! Khaki! by Hyannis Sound

  • Jazz Album
    Winner: Here to Stay: Gershwin & Jobim by Br6
    Runner-Up: …Nothing Is Real by Stouxingers

  • Jazz Song
    Winner: Six Voices on …Nothing Is Real by Stouxingers
    Runner-Up: Love is Here to Stay on Here to Stay: Gershwin & Jobim by Br6

  • Barbershop Album
    Winner: Let’s Fly by OC Times
    Runner-Up: Capri Diem by Capri

  • Barbershop Song
    Winner: Love Me on Let’s Fly by OC Times
    Runner-Up: Child in Me Again on Capri Diem by Capri

  • Religious Album
    Winner: Sunday Drive by McLemore Brothers
    Runner-Up: Encore by Six13

  • Religious Song
    Winners (Tie): Bind Us Together on Sunday Drive by McLemore Brothers
    D’ror Yikra on Encore by Six13

  • Folk World Album
    Winner: Maa by Rajaton
    Runner-Up: The Quick Day Is Done by Talisman (Stanford University)

  • Folk World Song
    Winner: Nouse Lauluni on Maa by Rajaton
    Runner-Up: Night Yoik on Essence by VoxNorth

  • Holiday Album
    Winner: Rekiretki by Club for Five
    Runner-Up: Believe by Vocal Majority Chorus

  • Holiday Song
    Winner: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen on Better than Coal: A Hullabahoos Christmas by Hullabahoos (University of Virginia)
    Runner-Up: Petteri Punakuono on Rekiretki by Club for Five

  • Humor Song
    Winner: How Nice I Really Am on From the Top by Home Free
    Runner-Up: Cow Tipping Part II on Get Your Monkey Off My Dog by The Bobs

  • Male Collegiate Album
    Winner: Pandæmonium by Beelzebubs (Tufts University)
    Runner-Up: Time Out by Clef Hangers (University of North Carolina)

  • Male Collegiate Song
    Winners (Tie): Magical Mystery Tour on Pandæmonium by Beelzebubs (Tufts University)
    My Love on Time Out by Clef Hangers (University of North Carolina)

  • Male Collegiate Solo
    Winner: Andrew Savini for When I Get You Alone on Pandæmonium by Beelzebubs (Tufts University)
    Runner-Up: Andrew Avent for Feeling Good on Time Out by Clef Hangers (University of North Carolina)

  • Male Collegiate Arrangement
    Winner: Digging in the Dirt by Ed Boyer on Pandæmonium by Beelzebubs (Tufts University)
    Runner-Up: Canned Heat by Ben Woodgates on Redshift by Out of the Blue (Oxford University)

  • Female Collegiate Album
    Winner: Red by Out of The Blue (Duke University)
    Runner-Up: Coming Into Focus by Sweet Signatures (Elon University)

  • Female Collegiate Song
    Winner: Magic Tree on Red by Out of The Blue (Duke University)
    Runner-Up: Butterflies and Hurricanes on Sauce! by Sil’hooettes (University of Virginia)

  • Female Collegiate Solo
    Winner: Sharon Obialo for Come Round Soon on Red by Out of The Blue (Duke University)
    Runner-Up: Sarah Park for Nobody’s Supposed to be Here on Chordially Yours by Rip Chords (University of Illinois)

  • Female Collegiate Arrangement
    Winner: Slow Me Down by Sara Dougadir on Sauce! by Sil’hooettes (University of Virginia)
    Runner-Up: Home by Laura Little on Retrospection by Ladies in Red (North Carolina State University)

  • Mixed Collegiate Album
    Winner: Arrival by Chordials (Cornell University)
    Runner-Up: The Empty Set by Off the Beat (University of Pennsylvania)

  • Mixed Collegiate Song
    Winner: Mama’s Room on Eclipse by After Dark (Washington University)
    Runner-Up: Papercut on Positive Chorallation by Chorallaries (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

  • Mixed Collegiate Solo
    Winner: Donna Budica for Mercy on Me on The Empty Set by Off the Beat (University of Pennsylvania)
    Runner-Up: Rebecca Urbelis for Farther Away on Arrival by Chordials (Cornell University)

  • Mixed Collegiate Arrangement
    Winner: Photograph by Brian Tarpinian on Arrival by Chordials (Cornell University)
    Runner-Up: Mama’s Room by Jazzy Danziger on Eclipse by After Dark (Washington University)

  • High School Album
    Winner: How Sweet It Is by Eleventh Hour (Kettering Fairmont High School)
    Runner-Up: Tied Together by The Jewel Tones (Marblehead High School)

  • High School Song
    Winner: When Will I Be Loved on How Sweet It Is by Eleventh Hour (Kettering Fairmont High School)
    Runner-Up: Time After Time on Tied Together by The Jewel Tones (Marblehead High School)

  • Scholastic Original
    Winner: So Little Notice by Sarah Dupuis on Resonance by Resonance (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    Runner-Up: Penchaan by Srikant Rao and Tushar Vashisht on Penchaan by Masala (University of Pennsylvania)

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, after 37 nominators (fans and performers of varied backgrounds) spent months considering each of the albums submitted to the CARAs, 30 judges who had been selected for their experience with, talent in, and knowledge of a cappella music listened to the nominees to determine the best of each category. 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 and judges: Thank you all for your many hours of work! You are much appreciated!

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Congratulations!

to all the winners!

And to those who didn\'t win, really congratulations on putting out such stellar recordings. This was an incredible year for recorded a cappella. You all deserve to be proud of yourselves.

And to everyone: go update your Acapedia profile.

--Dave Brown

now: Mouth Off host | ICCA & CARA Judge

then: CASA president, CASAcademy director, CASA Bd of Directors | BYU Vocal Point | Noteworthy co-foun

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