Home2010 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award Short Lists

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Every year the competition to win a Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (CARA) becomes tougher. The number of groups who submit excellent albums increases every year but the number of nomination slots has remained constant, making it significantly more difficult to get official recognition for even the most outstanding submissions. Nowhere is this more true than in the collegiate genres where the number of submissions grows significantly every year.

In order to honor the young musicians who have created exceptional albums, we release the list of the nominators’ top 10 albums in each of the collegiate categories.

Congratulations to the groups listed here!

Mixed Collegiate Albums

Acousticophilia by Dicks and Janes (U Michigan)

Bring Me Back by Opportunes

Busy Work by Faux Paz (University of Maryland) 

Cabin Fever by 7 Days A Cappella (U Minnesota)

Evitative by Off The Beat (U Penn) 

Flipping Out by Bostonians (BC)  

Shake the Poet by Chordials (Cornell) 

The Cops Come At Midnight by Penny Loafers (U Penn)

Unanimous by SoCal VoCals (USC) 

Yours Truly by Mixed Company (Stanford)

Male Collegiate Albums

Blazin’ by A Completely Different Note (U Conn)

Breaking & Entering by Jabberwocks (Brown) 

Ca C’est Bon by Midnight Ramblers (URochester) 

Cherry Road by Tigeroar (Clemson)

Evicted by Hullabahoos (UVA)

On Detours by Penn Masala (U Penn)

Play the Game by Beelzebubs (Tufts) 

Shameless Plug by Xtension Chords (U Illinois)

Suit Up by VoiceMale (Brandeis) 

Twist by Clef Hangers (UNC) 

Female Collegiate Albums

acaBELLEa by Belles (UVA)

Another Song, You Say? by Treblemakers (U Maryland College Park)

Breakthrough by Shockwave (Rutgers) 

Flywheel by Out of the Blue (Duke) 

Full Swing by Jackson Jills (Tufts) 

Green Means Go by Noteworthy (BYU)

Houses Kill. by BluesTones (JMU) 

Lay It Down by Vocal Point (U Rochester)

Take it to the Bridge by Sil’hooettes (UVA) 

Ten by Premium Blend (Ithaca College)