Ever wonder just how your favorite CASA programs keep going? We’ve got longtime superwoman Director of Technology Shane Ardell, and the person behind the most popular CASA programs (Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards & A Cappella Video Awards), Director of Awards Jessica Chen on this week’s episode of Vocal HERspective! Don’t miss this special hour-long episode starting early – 6 pm Pacific – tonight on Acaville!
2020 CARA Nominee Special
This Sunday, the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards will go online at the 9th Annual VIRTUAL Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards.
Since we can’t come together to celebrate, we’ve partnered with CASA to share the music of this year’s nominees here on Acaville. Hear the best in a cappella 2020 on acaville.org (all times PDT):
Friday, April 3 : Noon – Midnight
Saturday, April 4 : 6 am – 6 pm
Sunday, April 5 : Midnight – Noon
You can also hear the station on our Acaville app or the Acaville station on TuneIn.
2019 CARA Nominations Announced
The much anticipated annual Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards nominations were announced today and both long-standing favorites and new stars are among the talents honored.
Standouts include Boston-based experimental group Birdland Avenue who landed five nominations for Come Around including Best Non-Scholastic Debut Album, Best Electronic/Experimental Album, Best Pop Album, Best Electronic/Experimental Song (“Rabbit Hole”), Best Original Song by a Professional Group (“Breeze Baby”) and DCappella who earned four nominations for Best Non-Scholastic Debut Album, Best Rock Song (“Immortals”), Best Showtunes/Soundtrack/Theme Song (“The Glory Days”), and Best Professional Arrangement for a Non-Scholastic Group (“Immortals”).
We also saw multiple nominations for The Swingles, Pentatonix, 多么幸福 East West Collective, and Rebel Bit.
On the Scholastic side A Cappella Academy, The G-Men, The A Cappella Group, VoiceBox, The Coda Conduct, The Sons of Pitches, and Dragon Scales were among some of the groups heavily recognized for their work this year.
2009 International Quartet Champions Crossroads led in barbershop music with four nominations in barbershop and arrangements.
See the full list of nominations and then follow along as we catch up with nominees and broadcast live from BOSS and the CARA Ceremony in April.