2000 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards Nominees


Artist of the Year:

Take 6

Best Pop/Rock Album:

Director's Cut - Boyz Nite Out
spiralmouth - spiralmouth
Ball In The House - Ball In the House
Superstar - KiCKSHAW

Best Pop/Rock Original Song:

When I look In Your Eyes - Boyz Nite Out (Director's Cut)
Live Alive - spiralmouth (spiralmouth)
Moments of You - Rockapella (Don't Tell Me You Do)
Don't Say You're Sorry - Ball in the House (Ball In the House)

Best Pop/Rock Cover Song:

I'll Be - Boyz Nite Out (Director's Cut)
In Your Eyes - Schrodinger's Cat (Big Beat A Cappella)
Closer - spiralmouth (spiralmouth)
Vox Humana - Vocal Tonic (Chaser)

Best Jazz Song:

Black & Blue - Street Sounds (Nightflight)
In A Mellow Tone - Hampton Avenue (Everybody Sing!)
Fly Me To The Moon - Doo Wa Zoo (Singsation! '98)
Loving You - Toxic Audio (Toxic Audio)

Best Doo-Wop Album:

Havin' A Party - Rock n' Rhythm
On the Good Ship Lollipop - The Persuasions
Heart of Saturday Night - The Showvinistics
Starlight Serenade 2000 - Various Artists

Best Doo-Wop Song:

Six Nights a Week - Rock n' Rhythm (Rock n' Rhythm)
Teddy Bear's Picnic - The Persuasions (On the Good Ship Lollipop)
Oh What A Night - The Showvinistics (Heart of Saturday Night)
Rama Lama Ding Dong - Ocume (a cappella)

Best Barbershop Album:

Unforgettable - Excalibur
So, What's New - Uptown Sound
Wonderful Day - Limited Edition
Rumors are Flying - Rumors

Best Barbershop Song:

I Didn't Want to Fall - Rumors (Rumors are Flying)
Old St. Louis - Limited Edition (Wonderful Day)
Goody, Goody - Uptown Sound (So, What's New)
Your Mother Should Know Medley - Excalibur (Unforgettable)

Best Religious Album

Non-Fiction - Naturally Seven
Real - AVB
A Home in that Rock - Moses Hogan & The Moses Hogan Singers
A Cappella Worship II - GLAD

Best Religious Song:

Bless This House - Naturally Seven (Non-Fiction)
Broken - AVB (Real)
De Blind Man Stood on the Road and Cried - Moses Hogan & Moses Hogan Singers
(A Home in that Rock)
How High and How Wide - GLAD (A Cappella Worship II)

Best Folk/World Album:

Akasa - Akasa
Fly The Heart - Fly The Heart
Descendants - Groupo Vocal Desandann
Five and Five - Black Voices

Best Folk/World Song:

Sister Rosa - Street Sounds (Nightflight)
Guantanamera - Ocume (a cappella)
Walk With Me - Akasa (Akasa)
Magano - Fly The Heart (Fly The Heart)

Best Classical Album:

Colors of Love - Chanticleer
Illumina - Choir of Claire College, Cambridge
Forestier: Missa Baises Moy - Chicago A Cappella
Lomonosov Moscow State University Academic Choir - Moscow State University Academic Choir

Best Classical Song:

Rouxinol do Pico Preto - Chanticleer (Colors of Love)
Hymn to the Creator of Light - Choir of Claire College, Cambridge (Illumina)
Kyrie (from Missa L'homme Arme) - Chicago A Cappella (Forestier: Missa Baises Moy)
Spring Song - Moscow State University Academic Choir (Lomonosov Moscow State University Academic Choir)

Best Holiday Album:

The Carol Commission - m-pact
We Wish You a Merry Christmas - Take 6
Today Heaven Sings - Concordia Choir
Acappella Family Christmas - Acappella Company

Best Holiday Song:

Caroling, Caroling - m-pact (The Carol Commission)
We Wish You a Merry Christmas/The Carol of the Bells - Take 6 (We Wish You a Merry Christmas)
O Magnum Mysterium - Concordia Choir (Today Heaven Sings)
You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch - Acoustix (Cool Yule)

Best Humor Song

Squirrels - InsideOut (Innocense)
Gay Sera Sera - Kinsey Sicks (Boyz II Girls)
Identical Cousins - Minimum Wage (Harmony Sweepstakes '99)
Ally McBeal - Da Vinci's Notebook (The Life and Times of Mike Fanning)


Best Female Collegiate Album:

House Blend - Duke Out Of The Blue
Can't Stop - Yale New Blue
Bellisima - Virginia Belles
Aire - Brown Chattertocks
That's What She Said - Penn Quaker Notes

Best Female Collegiate Song:

Natural Woman - Yale New Blue (Can't Stop)
You're No Good - SUNY Binghampton Harper Harpeggios
(More Groovy Than Candy Coated)
Fast Car - Virginia Belles (Bellisima)
You Were Mine - Duke Out of the Blue (House Blend)
Frozen - Brown Chattertocks (Aire)

Best Female Collegiate Arrangement:

Joelle Heise - Virginia Belles (Bellisima)
MacKenzie Steele - Duke Out of the Blue (House Blend)
Sally Weinbach - SUNY Binghampton Harper Harpeggios
(More Groovy Than Candy Coated)
Jennifer Lee - Brown Ursa Minors (Until the Morning Comes)
Marybeth Gerson - BC Sharps (Legacy)

Best Female Collegiate Soloist:

Heather Bates - Virginia Belles (Bellisima)
Laura Young - Duke Out of the Blue (House Blend)
Katherine Hamm - Yale Something Extra (Red)
Tanika Angrum - SUNY Binghampton Harper Harpeggios
(More Groovy Than Candy Coated)
Kristin Vose - Richmond Sirens (Mirror in the Sky)

Best Mixed Collegiate Album:

Animal 57 - U Penn Off the Beat
Forgiven - Pepperdine University WonByOne
This 2 Shall Rock - SoCal VoCals (USC)
EP Jones - Everyday People
Insanity Laughs - Stanford Harmonics

Best Mixed Collegiate Song:

The House That Jack Built - Stanford Everyday People (EP Jones)
When We Were Kings - Harvard Opportunes (True Story)
Torn - USC SoCal VoCals (This 2 Shall Rock)
Power of Love - Pepperdine WonbyOne (Forgiven)
Fly Away - U Penn Off the Beat (Animal 57)

Best Mixed Collegiate Arrangement:

Kevin Kumar - Stanford Everyday People (EP Jones)
Matt Wrobel - Dartmouth Dodecaphonics (This Kind Of Party)
John R. Stephens - U Penn Counterparts (Afterglow)
Jonathan Pilat - Stanford Harmonics (Insanity Laughs)
Jeff Mazzaro - U Penn Off the Beat (Animal 57)

Best Mixed Collegiate Soloist:

Jen Nycz - Dartmouth Dodecaphonics (That Kind of Party)
Mariama White-Hammond - Stanford Everyday People (EP Jones)
Christie Yih - Harvard Opportunes (True Story)
Denise Sandole - Penn Counterparts (Afterglow)
Jessica Gordon - U Penn Off the Beat (Animal 57)

Best Male Collegiate Album:

Infinity - Tufts Beelzebubs
Altitude - Middlebury Dissipated Eight
Scratch - Yale Alley Cats
Jericho - Brown Derbies
Awaaz - U Penn Masala

Best Male Collegiate Song:

That's The Way - Tufts Beelzebubs (Infinity)
Light In Your Eyes - Notre Dame Undertones (For Your Ears Only)
I Wanna Be Like You - Brown Derbies (Jericho)
Without Your Love - Indiana Straight No Chaser (Live)
Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhen - Penn Masala (Awaaz)

Best Male Collegiate Arrangement:

Jonathan Sears - Elizabethtown Phalanx (Vision)
Raj Patil - Brown Derbies (Jericho)
Dan Langhoff - University of Northern Colorado InterMeZzo (Take Us With You)
James Earl Jones II - University of Illinois Other Guys (For Your Life)
Chris Molina - Middlebury Dissipated Eight (Altitude)

Best Male Collegiate Soloist:

Marcos Santiago - Brown Derbies (Jericho)
Keith Getchell - Brown Derbies (Jericho)
Chris Molina - Middlebury Dissipated Eight (Altitude)
Dave Fountain - Emory No Strings Attached (All I Need)
David Zucco - Carleton Singing Knights (All the King's Men)

Best High School Album:

Baby On Board - Moses Brown Voices
Pink Sauce - Voxology (unless they're a college group)
Road to Nowhere - No Strings Attached
Beyond the Circle - Middlesex School A Cappella
Short Guy in the Middle - Tsuki-Tsuki

And, although they're too young, a special nod of admiration for the talent of the Philadelphia School's Measure for Measure, exhibited on their album "Flip".