Home2009 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award Winners

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 The following are the winners for the 2009 Contemporary A cappella Recording Awards. Congratulations to all who participated! 

(As a reminder, the nominees were posted here on Feb. 1.)

Best Professional Original Song

Winner

“Wall of Sound” by Naturally 7/Roger Thomas on Sing V: Groovus

Naturally Seven

 

Runner Up

“Try To Forget Me” by M. Renwall/T. Vainikainen/J. Backlund on Helsinki

Fork

 

Best Pop/Rock Album

Winner

Will Sing 4 Food

Mosaic

Runner Up

Helsinki

Fork

Best Pop/Rock Song

Winner

“Home” on Will Sing 4 Food

Mosaic

Runner Up

“Eisdame” on Heute Wie Neu

muSix

Best Hip-Hop/R&B Song

Winner

“Wall of Sound” on Sing V: Groovus

Naturally Seven

Runner Up

“Stronger” on Casual Harmony

Casual Harmony (Rutgers)

Best Jazz Album

Winner

The Standard

Take 6

Runner Up

New Folder

Ghost Files

Best Jazz Song

Winner

“A Tisket A Tasket” on The Standard

Take 6

Runner Up

“Spain (I Can Recall) (Spain)” on Voyage

ManSound

Best Classical Album

Winner

While You Are Alive

Cantus

Runner Up

Tormis

Holst Singers

Best Classical Song

Winner

“Bolero” on Sharing Time

InsideOut A cappella

Runner Up

“Lux Aurumque” on American Choir Music

Amadeus Chor

Best Barbershop Album

Winner

Vocal Spectrum II

Vocal Spectrum

Runner Up

Out to Lunch

Lunch Break Quartet

Best Barbershop Song

Winner

“Go the Distance” on Vocal Spectrum II

Vocal Spectrum

Runner Up

“Mr. Potatohead” on Out to Lunch

Lunch Break Quartet

Best Religious Album

Winner

Before the Throne

Rescue

Runner Up

Grateful Praise

Eclipse

Best Religious Song

Winner

“All Creatures of Our God and King” on Grateful Praise

Eclipse

Runner Up

“Unleashed” on Before the Throne

Rescue

Best Folk/World Album

Winner

Ilembe: Honoring Shaka Zulu

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Runner Up (Tie)

Out From Yonder

Lilli Lewis

De vill att vi bugar och niger (They want us to bow and curtsey)

Riltons Vänner

Best Folk/World Song

Winner

“Mima'amakim” on The Teal Album

Kaskeset (SUNY Binghamton)

Runner Up

“Greensleeves” on Simple Gifts

The King's Singers

Best Holiday Album

Winner

Holiday Spirits

Straight No Chaser

Runner Up

Chi Rho: The Christmas Album

Chi Rho (Wake Forest)

Best Holiday Song

Winner

“We Three Kings” on Tidings

Overboard

Runner Up

“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” on Cluster for Christmas

Cluster

Best Humor Song

Winner

“Ne'ilah” on Yesh Chadash

Six13

Runner Up

“In the Sun They Melted (Snowmenn II)” on Sharing Time

InsideOut A cappella

Best European Album

Winner

Angoli Diversi

Neri per Caso

Runner Up

New Folder

The Ghost Files

Best Scholastic Original Song

Winner

“As You Go” by Andrew Booth on Disconcert

Pitchforks (Duke)

 

Runner Up

“Move On” by Maggie Smith on That’s What She Said

Noteworthy (University of Georgia)

 

Best Mixed Collegiate Album

Winner

Escape Velocity

Harmonics (Stanford)

Runner Up

Smash

Chordials (Cornell)

Best Mixed Collegiate Song

Winner

“The Sound of Silence” on Escape Velocity

Harmonics (Stanford)

Runner Up

“Always Be My Baby” on Blink

ScatterTones (UCLA)

Best Mixed Collegiate Solo

Winner

Melinda Porto for “Always Be My Baby” on Blink

ScatterTones (UCLA)

 

Runner Up

Donna Budica for “Losing My Ground” on 1929

Off The Beat (Penn)

 

Best Mixed Collegiate Arrangement

Winner

“The Sound of Silence” arranged by Charlie Forkish on Escape Velocity

Harmonics (Stanford)

 

Runner Up

“Imagination” arranged by Charlie Forkish on Escape Velocity

Harmonics (Stanford)

 

Best Male Collegiate Album

Winner

Disconcert

Pitchforks (Duke)

Runner Up

Casual Harmony

Casual Harmony (Rutgers)

Best Male Collegiate Song

Winner

“Ain't Nothing Wrong” on Sing V: Groovus

Clef Hangers (UNC Chapel Hill)

Runner Up

“Atlantic” on Disconcert

Pitchforks (Duke)

Best Male Collegiate Solo

Winner

J. Aaron Boykin for “I've Got To Use My Imagination” on Casual Harmony

Casual Harmony (Rutgers)

 

Runner Up

Adamah "Zebo" Cole for “Separate Ways/Worlds Apart” on Extraordinaire

Aires (Dartmouth)

 

Best Male Collegiate Arrangement

Winner

“Atlantic” arranged by Stephen Clark on Disconcert

Pitchforks (Duke)

 

Runner Up

“Umbrella” arranged by Ben Wexler on What a Trip

Duke's Men (Yale)

 

Best Female Collegiate Album

Winner

Roots

Divisi (University of Oregon)

Runner Up (Tie)

On the Record

Loreleis (UNC Chapel Hill)

 

That’s What She Said

Noteworthy (University of Georgia)

Best Female Collegiate Song

Winner

“The Walk” on Roots

Divisi (University of Oregon)

Runner Up

“In the Backseat” on On the Record

Loreleis (UNC Chapel Hill)

Best Female Collegiate Solo

Winner

Jillian Bauman for “Magic Man” on On the Record

Loreleis (UNC Chapel Hill)

 

Runner Up

Melanie Bettis for “Fools in Love” on That’s What She Said

Noteworthy (University of Georgia)

 

Best Female Collegiate Arrangement

Winner

“In the Waiting Line” arranged by Sarah Klein on Roots

Divisi (University of Oregon)

 

Runner Up

“Let it Be” arranged by Maggie Smith on That’s What She Said

Noteworthy (University of Georgia)

 

Best High School Album

Winner

Nonpareil

Luminescence (Marblehead H.S.)

Runner Up

Evolution

Eleventh Hour (Kettering Fairmont HS)

Best High School Song

Winner

“Miss Independent” on Nonpareil

Luminescence (Marblehead H.S.)

Runner Up

“The Sound of Silence” on Evolution

Eleventh Hour (Kettering Fairmont HS)

Best High School Solo

Winner

Suzie Wyman for “Miss Independent” on Nonpareil

Luminescence (Marblehead H.S.)

 

Runner Up

Skyler Newhart for “Ain't No Sunshine” on Splitting Center

Cary Grove Jazz Choir (Cary Grove High School)

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CASA Board President, Julia Hoffman, served for the 5th 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 5th year as the CARA Coordinator.  The coordinators also chose 61 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 and judges: Thank you all for your many hours of work! You are much appreciated!

Comments

Congrats to all!

Congratulations not only to the winners, but to everyone who was nominated.  In virtually every category, there were unbelievable recordings that deserve national attention IMO.  Well done to all!

--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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