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Full List Of Nominees For The 2019 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards




Each year, CASA (Contemporary A Cappella Society) honors the very best in recorded a cappella music. From high school all the way to the pros, the organization recognizes the hard work groups from all over the world put in to creating studio tracks.
This distinguished honor is known as a CARA (Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award).

The 2019 nominees have just been announced and boy is a great deal of talent vocal magic on full display! More than a few of the nominations are albums or tracks that we've highlighted right here on CollegeAca.

Below is a detailed look at all of the collegiate nominations.

For a full list of nominees, go here


Best Scholastic Debut Album

• This Side Up, Voicebox (University of Central Florida)
Bridges, Upper Structure (Berklee College of Music)

• SPECTRUM, The Coda Conduct (Penn State University)

Best Country Song

• "Losing Sleep" from Infrared, Overtones (James Madison University)
• "Daddy Lessons" from Where The Secrets Lies, Loreleis (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Best Electronic / Experimental Album

• Hijklmnog, The G-Men

Best Electronic / Experimental Song

• "Tears" from This Side Up, Voicebox (University of Central Florida)
• "The Bird and the Worm" from Silhouette, Sapphires (University of North Carolina Greensboro)
• "Super Rich Kids" from Hijklmnog, The G-Men

Best Folk / World Album

• Common Threads, Shir Appeal (Tufts University)

Best Folk / World Song

• "Trøllabundin (Live)" from ICCA 2018, The Rolling Tones (King's College London)

Best Funk / Disco Song

• "Back Pocket" from Pinetones, Unaccompanied (Northern Arizona University)

Best Hip-Hop Song

• "Lady Marmalade/Express" from ICCA 2018, The Rolling Tones (King's College London)
• "Move" from SPECTRUM, The Coda Conduct (Penn State University)

Best Humor Song

• "The Great Passover" from The Greatest Passover, Y-Studs A Cappella (Yeshiva University)

Best Pop Song

• "Tears" from This Side Up, Voicebox (University of Central Florida)

Best Religious Album

• Risen, Best Friends (Lubbock Christian University)
• Common Threads, Shir Appeal (Tufts University)

Best Rock Song

• "The Bird and the Worm" from Silhouette, Sapphires (University of North Carolina Greensboro)
• "Danger Zone" from Full Rally, Tufts University Beelzebubs (Tufts University)
• "Krwing" from Dawn, Run for Cover (University of Chicago)
• "Eleanor Rigby" from Hijklmnog, The G-Men

Best Show Tunes / Soundtrack / Theme Song

• "Wait For It" (single), Rhapsody (University of Houston)
• "El Tango de Roxanne" from Silhouette, Sapphires (University of North Carolina Greensboro)
• "Beauty and the Beast Medley" from Music Video Hits, Vol. 2, Vocal Point (Brigham Young University)

Best Original Song by a Scholastic Group

• Stephen, Matthew Bellamy: "Collateral Crossfire" from Mashups, Infrared A Cappella (University of Utah)

Best Female Collegiate Album

• Where The Secret Lies, Loreleis (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
• Empower, Pitches and Notes (University of Wisconsin Madison)
• Silhouette, Sapphires (University of North Carolina Greensboro)
• Silver Hour, Sil'hooettes (University of Virginia)

Best Female Collegiate Arrangement

• Ellie Cain, Celia Vitale: "Billie Jean" from Where The Secret Lies, Loreleis (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
• Sara Edwards: "Trøllabundin (Live)" from ICCA 2018, The Rolling Tones (King's College London)
• Maggie Rabe: "Feel It Still" from XX, Note-oriety (James Madison University)
• Molly Murphy: "Make Me Feel/Kiss" from Silver Hour, Sil'hooettes (University of Virginia)
• Samantha Saake: "Lies" from Silhouette, Sapphires (University of North Carolina Greensboro)

Best Female Collegiate Solo

• Jaewon Jung: "Walk Away" from Where The Secret Lies, Loreleis (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
• Caroline Polley: "Walk Away" from Silhouette, Sapphires (University of North Carolina Greensboro)
• Mallika Bhagwat: "Trøllabundin (Live)" from ICCA 2018, The Rolling Tones (King's College London)
• Kara Olds: "Praying" from Empower, Pitches and Notes (University of Wisconsin Madison)

Best Female Collegiate Song

• "Billie Jean" from Where The Secret Lies, Loreleis (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
• "I Put A Spell On You" from ICCA 2018, The Rolling Tones (King's College London)
• "Many Moons" from Silhouette, Sapphires (University of North Carolina Greensboro)
• "Praying" from Empower, Pitches and Notes (University of Wisconsin Madison)

Best Male Collegiate Album

• Hijklmnog, The G-Men
• Full Rally, Tufts University Beelzebubs (Tufts University)
• Do You Have This Room Reserved?, Logarhythms (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
• Music Video Hits, Vol. 2, Vocal Point (Brigham Young University)

Best Male Collegiate Arrangement

• Joel Reske: "Danger Zone" from Full Rally, Tufts University Beelzebubs (Tufts University)
• Marty Gray: "Mr. Brightside" from Hijklmnog, The G-Men
• Neil Aggarwal: "How Deep Is Your Love" from Do You Have This Room Reserved?, Logarhythms (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
• Josh Fuller: "Krwing" from Dawn, Run for Cover (University of Chicago)

Best Male Collegiate Solo

• Jimmy Fountain: "Unsteady" from Echo, TIGEROAR (Clemson University)
• Ian Siegal: "Pusher Love Girl" from A Swing and a Miss, Achordants (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
• Jantzen Dalley, Logan Shelton: "You Will Be Found" from Music Video Hits, Vol. 2, Vocal Point (Brigham Young University)
• Marty Gray: "Eleanor Rigby" from Hijklmnog, The G-Men
• Avi Montanez: "Can I Be Him" from Derobed, Hullabahoos (University of Virginia)
• Jonathan Chou: "Too Good at Goodbyes" from Too Good at Goodbyes, Pitchforks (Duke University)

Best Male Collegiate Song

• "715-CRΣΣKS" from Do You Have This Room Reserved?, Logarhythms (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
• "Eleanor Rigby" from Hijklmnog, The G-Men
• "Pusher Love Girl" from A Swing and a Miss, Achordants (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
• "Krwing" from Dawn, Run for Cover (University of Chicago)
• "T-Shirt" from Full Rally, Tufts University Beelzebubs (Tufts University)
• "Control" from For the Long Haul, Mendicants (Stanford University)

Best Mixed Collegiate Album

• Collective, Vol. II, The Nor'easters (Northeastern University)
• This Side Up, Voicebox (University of Central Florida)
• After Hours, New Dominions (University of Virginia)
• Into The Blue, The Vocal Suspects (University of Massachusetts - Amherst)
• Red Shift, Off The Beat (University of Pennsylvania)

Best Mixed Collegiate Arrangement

• Harrison Acosta: "Lost Boy" from This Side Up, Voicebox (University of Central Florida)
• Julian Dorsey, Kahler Suzuki: "Stargazing" from Stargazing, Octopodes (John Hopkins University)
• Annie Blakeslee: "Crazy in Love" from Crazy in Love, Swaram Acappella (Texas A & M)
• Erin McCullough: "Purple Rain" from Purple Rain, Aquapella (University of Bath)
• Mike Worshoufsky: "Walk on Water" from Ignite, Potsdam Pitches (SUNY Potsdam)

Best Mixed Collegiate Solo

• Claudia Moericke: "Breathin'" Collective, Vol. II, The Nor'easters (Northeastern University)
• Nick Zuelsdorf: "Skyfall" from Pillars, Towson Trills (Towson University)
• Xioana Hernandez: "Tears" from This Side Up, Voicebox (University of Central Florida)
• Ana Miletic: "Sledgehammer" from Red Shift, Off The Beat (University of Pennsylvania)
• Brittany Russell: "Mother" from Body Memory: the live album, Gestalt (University of Florida)

Best Mixed Collegiate Song

• "Sledgehammer" from Red Shift, Off The Beat (University of Pennsylvania)
• "Too Good" Collective, Vol. II, The Nor'easters (Northeastern University)
• "Power" from Ignite, Potsdam Pitches (SUNY Potsdam)
• "River" from Unhinged, DaCadence (University of Maryland)
• "No Place Like Home" from there is, Green Tones (University of North Texas)

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