Home2010 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award Winners

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The following are the winners for the 2010 Contemporary A cappella Recording Awards. Congratulations to all who participated!

Genre Nominations

Best Pop/Rock Album

Winner: …Sings Without Music, Vol. II by Firedrill! 

Runner Up: You’re the Voice by Club for Five 

Best Pop/Rock Song

Winner: “I Want You Back” on SonoSings by Sonos

Runner Up (tie): “Brothers in Arms” on You’re The Voice by Club for Five

Runner Up (tie): “Foreplay/Longtime” on On the Clock by The Hyannis Sound

Best Hip-Hop/R&B Song

Winner: “Say Goodbye” on Ripple Effect: Constructive Interference by Liquid 5th Productions

Runner Up: “Are You That Somebody” on Flywheel by Out of the Blue (Duke)

Best Jazz Album

Winner: The Real Album by The Real Group 

Runner Up: Japanmix by Riltons Vänner 

Best Jazz Song

Winner (tie): “No More “I Love You’s” on Ferris Wheels by Swingle Singers

Winner (tie): “Pass Me The Jazz” on The Real Album by The Real Group

Best Classical Album

Winner: Rastlose Liebe by Amarcord

Runner Up: Requiem by Lumen Valo 

Best Classical Song

Winner: “Adesto Dolori Meo” on Requiem by Lumen Valo

Runner Up: “Frühlingsglocken” on Rastlose Liebe by Amarcord

Best Barbershop Album

Winner: Entertainment by High Definition 

Runner Up: Look At Us Now by Q-Tones 

Best Barbershop Song

Winner: “Good Luck Charm” on Portrait by Masters of Harmony

Runner Up: “Once In A Lifetime” on Entertainment by High Definition

Best Religious Album

Winner: Love God by Praise Apella 

Runner Up: Amor Verdadero by Undivided 

Best Religious Song

Winner:  “El Nazareno” on Amor Verdadero by Undivided

Runner Up: “I’m Letting Go” on Love God by Praise Apella

Best Folk/World Album

Winner: Bossa A Cappella by Br6 

Runner Up: Kry by Pust 

Best Folk/World Song

Winner: “Dans la Prison de Londres” on Witloof Bay by Witloof Bay

Runner Up:  “Yeh Honsla” on On Detours by Masala (U Penn)

Best Holiday Album

Winner: Christmas Present by Cluster 

Runner Up: Christmas Cheers by Straight No Chaser 

Best Holiday Song

Winner:  “Jingle Bells” on Christmas Present by Cluster

Runner Up:  “We Three Kings” on Christmas Cheers by Straight No Chaser   

Continental Nominations

Best Central/South American Album

Winner: Bossa A Cappella by BR6 (Brazil) 

Runner Up (tie): MPB Pras Crianças by Banda de Boca (Brazil) 

Runner Up (tie): Voz en Punto canta Cri Cri by Voz en Punto (Mexico) 

Best European Album

Winner: Diversity by Basix (Denmark) 

Runner Up: The Real Album  by The Real Group (Sweden) 

Original Music Nominations

Best Professional Original Song

Winner: Erik Bosio’s “224” on Steps by Cluster

Runner Up: Niels Nørgaard’s “Diversity” on Diversity by Basix

Best Scholastic Original Song

Winner: VoiceMale’s “Time (Bring It On)” on Suit Up by VoiceMale (Brandeis)

Runner Up: Nabby Parkinson’s “Lord, I Would Follow Thee” (music only) on Green Means Go by Noteworthy (BYU)

Contemporary A Cappella League (CAL) Nominations

Best Contemporary A Cappella League Album

Winner: DeltaCappella by DeltaCappella 

Runner Up: Scene Stealers by Euphonism 

Best Contemporary A Cappella League Song

Winner: “Just Dance” on Sing Six: Sunny Side Up by The Red States

Runner Up:  “The Rubberband Man” on DeltaCappella by DeltaCappella

Scholastic Nominations

Best Mixed Collegiate Album

Winner: Evitative by Off The Beat (U Penn) 

Runner Up: Shake the Poet by Chordials (Cornell) 

Best Mixed Collegiate Song

Winner: “Ramalama (Bang Bang)” on Shake the Poet by Chordials (Cornell)

Runner Up: “Let It Die” on Teaser by Amalgamates (Tufts)

Best Mixed Collegiate Solo

Winner: Ariel Arbisser for “Cold Shoulder” on Shake the Poet by Chordials (Cornell)

Runner Up: Jordan Reddout for “Last Name” on Bring Me Back Opportunes (Harvard)

Best Mixed Collegiate Arrangement

Winner: Shaina Taub’s “High and Dry” on Ripple Effect: Constructive Interference by N’Harmonics (NYU)

Runner Up: Lori Allen & Brie Bills’ “Let It Die” on Teaser by Amalgamates (Tufts)

Best Male Collegiate Album

Winner: Play the Game by Beelzebubs (Tufts) 

Runner Up: Twist by Clef Hangers (UNC) 

Best Male Collegiate Song

Winner:  “Who Are You” on Play the Game by Beelzebubs (Tufts)

Runner Up: “Nude” on Twist by Clef Hangers (UNC)

Best Male Collegiate Solo

Winner: Myers Boicourt for “Lullaby” on Imprint by Accidentals (UGA)

Runner Up: Adam Levine for “Lately” on Suit Up by VoiceMale (Brandeis)

Best Male Collegiate Arrangement

Winner: Alexander Koutzoukis’ “All the Love in the World” on Play the Game by Beelzebubs (Tufts)

Runner Up: Jonathan Mauney’s “Boondocks” on Twist by Clef Hangers (UNC)

Best Female Collegiate Album

Winner: Flywheel by Out of the Blue (Duke) 

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

Best Female Collegiate Song

Winner:  “Keeps Getting Better” on Flywheel by Out of the Blue (Duke)

Runner Up: “1234 (Van She Tech Remix)” on Take it to the Bridge by Sil’hooettes (UVA)

Best Female Collegiate Solo

Winner: Happiness Chijioke for “Wreckless Love” on Take it to the Bridge by Sil’hooettes (UVA)

Runner Up: Amy Whitcomb for “Listen” on Green Means Go by Noteworthy (BYU)

Best Female Collegiate Arrangement

Winner: Georgia Hoyler’s “Desert Song” on Flywheel by Out of the Blue (Duke)

Runner Up: Candice Leigh Helfand’s “Bleed American/Face Down” on Breakthrough by Shockwave (Rutgers)

Best High School Album

Winner: A Lesson in Tightropes by The 18 Wheelers  (The Wheeler School) 

Runner Up: Like Clockwork by Eleventh Hour (Kettering Fairmont High) 

Best High School Song

Winner: “Be Good To Me” on A Lesson in Tightropes by The 18 Wheelers  (The Wheeler School)

Runner Up:  “Suddenly I See” on Like Clockwork by Eleventh Hour (Kettering Fairmont High)

Best High School Solo

Winner: Haley Keegan for “Till it Happens” on Crescendo by ‘Til Dawn (Youth In Arts)

Runner Up: Layne Walton for “Change the World” on Change the World by Ensworth Singers (Ensworth High)

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 63 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!

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Comments

Congratulations!

Congrats to all the winners!

For those who are interested, I'd encourage you to tune in to the April 4 episode of Mouth Off for audio clips from lots of these winners and runners-up, along with obnoxious commentary as always. :)

www.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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