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The following are the nominees for the 2010 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!

The top 10 male, female, and mixed collegiate albums will be posted on casa.org on March 1, 2010.

Genre Nominations

Best Pop/Rock Album

Best Pop/Rock Song

Best Hip-Hop/R&B Song

Best Jazz Album

Best Jazz Song

Best Classical Album

Best Classical Song

Best Barbershop Album

Best Barbershop Song

Best Religious Album

Best Religious Song

Best Folk/World Album

Best Folk/World Song

Best Holiday Album

Best Holiday Song

Continental Nominations

Best Central/South American Album

Best European Album

Original Music Nominations

Best Professional Original Song

Best Scholastic Original Song

Contemporary A Cappella League (CAL) Nominations

Best Contemporary A Cappella League Album

Best Contemporary A Cappella League Song

Scholastic Nominations

Best Mixed Collegiate Album

Best Mixed Collegiate Song

Best Mixed Collegiate Solo

Best Mixed Collegiate Arrangement

Best Male Collegiate Album

Best Male Collegiate Song

Best Male Collegiate Solo

Best Male Collegiate Arrangement

Best Female Collegiate Album

  • Breakthrough by Shockwave (Rutgers) 
  • Flywheel by Out of the Blue (Duke) 
  • Full Swing by Jackson Jills (Tufts) 
  • Houses Kill. by BluesTones (JMU) 
  • Take it to the Bridge by Sil’hooettes (UVA) 

Best Female Collegiate Song

  • “1234 (Van She Tech Remix)” on Take it to the Bridge by Sil’hooettes (UVA)
  • “Crawling in the Dark” on Breakthrough by Shockwave (Rutgers)
  • “Keeps Getting Better” on Flywheel by Out of the Blue (Duke)
  • “That’s What You Get” on Another Song, You Say? by Treblemakers (U Maryland)
  • “The Walk” on Lay It Down by Vocal Point (U of Rochester)

Best Female Collegiate Solo

  • Amy Whitcomb for “Listen” on Green Means Go by Noteworthy (BYU)
  • Bonnie Jarrett for “Stay” on Lay It Down by Vocal Point (U of Rochester)
  • Happiness Chijioke for “Wreckless Love” on Take it to the Bridge by Sil’hooettes (UVA)
  • Lauren Streagle & Meredith Robotti for “Never Too Late/Fully Alive” on Houses Kill. by BluesTones (JMU)
  • Rebecca Nottingham for “Listen” on Where My Pitches At? by Ladies First (Indiana U)

Best Female Collegiate Arrangement

  • Candice Leigh Helfand’s “Bleed American/Face Down” on Breakthrough by Shockwave (Rutgers)
  • Georgia Hoyler’s “Desert Song” on Flywheel by Out of the Blue (Duke)
  • Georgia Hoyler’s “Keeps Getting Better” on Flywheel by Out of the Blue (Duke)
  • Laura Betinis’s “If You Could Only See” on Ten by Premium Blend (Ithaca College)

Best High School Album

  • A Lesson in Tightropes by The 18 Wheelers  (The Wheeler School) 
  • Change the World by Ensworth Singers (Ensworth High) 
  • Crescendo by ‘Til Dawn (Youth in Arts) 
  • Like Clockwork by Eleventh Hour (Kettering Fairmont High) 
  • Vinyl by GFS A Cappella  (Germantown Friends School) 

Best High School Song

  • “Be Good To Me” on A Lesson in Tightropes by The 18 Wheelers  (The Wheeler School)
  • “Eleanor Rigby” on Change the World by Ensworth Singers (Ensworth High)
  • “Suddenly I See” on Like Clockwork by Eleventh Hour (Kettering Fairmont High)
  • “The Final Countdown” on Vinyl by GFS A Cappella  (Germantown Friends School)
  • “Toxic” on 8 by Cary Grove Jazz Choir (Cary Grove High)

Best High School Solo

  • Bethany Magee for “Just No Good” on Like Clockwork by Eleventh Hour (Kettering Fairmont High)
  • Caity Sprague for “Fragile” on A Lesson in Tightropes by The 18 Wheelers  (The Wheeler School)
  • Haley Keegan for “Till it Happens” on Crescendo by ‘Til Dawn (Youth In Arts)
  • Harrison Kuykendall for “Mad World” on 8 by Cary Grove Jazz Choir (Cary Grove High)
  • Layne Walton for “Change the World” on Change the World by Ensworth Singers (Ensworth High)

About the author:
CASA Board President, Julia Hoffman, served for the 6th 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 6th year as the CARA Coordinator.  The coordinators also chose 41 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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If groups would like to send

If groups would like to send links to purchase information for their albums or tracks, please email to cara AT casa.org. We will update this site with links as we receive them.

Congratulations again to all of the groups!

President, Contemporary A cappella Society (CASA) Director, CARA and ACA awards Exec Producer, SING Compilation Judge, ICCA, SoJam, etc. West Producer, ICCA 2003-2005 Stanford Harmonics 1999-2003

Congrats!

Congratulations to all the groups and individuals that were nominated!

We're always looking for great new content for the Mouth Off podcast.  If any of you nominees would like to be featured on the show, drop us a line at contact-at-mouthoffshow.com.

--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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I think this was really very cool and I cant wait to read more about this award process. I find this so very interesting to say the least. Thanks Morgan Chateau - degree courses

2011 List?!

Just looked back at last years nominees...wow, so much talent! I am anxious to see the list for the 2011 CARA's! Are they sponsored by anyone? Rumor has it some travel insurance company was donating money, cause their CEO used to sing in an a cappella group in college or something. True or false? Pretty cool, either way. 

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