BOCA 2017 is a tour de force, unparalleled in its integration of voice and technology, and BOHSA 2017 cements high school a cappella’s prominence with three original songs.

We are so excited for you to hear this music.

BOCA 2017 is the album in which recorded collegiate a cappella has moved past gimmickry into the complete integration of voice and technology, where arrangements and production choices interweave seamlessly to the point where you can no longer tell where each begins and ends. The human voice — the most powerful, emotional, and versatile instrument — is brought to bear fully on the album’s popular songs, delivering a poignancy and freshness that sets them apart from (and dare we say above) the original versions.

High school a cappella, for its part, has tackled the production hurdles to making a great album and has settled down to telling compelling, emotional stories. And underscoring the personal nature of these performances, three of the songs on BOHSA 2017 are originals, written by the high school students who are singing them. This is a record not only for BOHSA but for BOCA as well, although it bears noting that this year’s collegiate album also features an original track. We are looking forward to seeing at least one of these young talents join the ranks of Sara Bareilles (who first appeared with her original, “Gravity,” on BOCA 2004).

You won’t want to miss the creative, powerful performances on these albums! BOCA and BOHSA 2017 will drop on iTunes and Loudr in January. Please note that we are no longer printing physical copies of our albums.

Stay tuned to us on Facebook and Twitter, or join our mailing list for updates on the album’s release on iTunes — and congratulations to the selected groups!

BOCA 2017: Best Of College A Cappella

01. LATCH — OPB Sam Smith
One Note Stand, University of Texas at Austin

02. HIT ME — OPB Dirty Loops
SoCal VoCals, University of Southern California

03. CAN’T FEEL MY FACE — OPB The Weeknd
Toccatatones, High Point University

04. AIN’T NO SUNSHINE — OPB Bill Withers (Lido Remix)
Off The Beat, University of Pennsylvania

05. LOST IN THE WAVES — OPB Anderson Davis (Kooman & Dimond)
Bathtub Dogs, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

06. JAYWALK — OPB Brayton Bowman
Nor’easters, Northeastern University

07. SLEEPLESS — OPB Not Too Sharp
Not Too Sharp, University of New Hampshire

08. CRACKED/CHAINS — OPB Nick Jonas/Pentatonix
Gold Vibrations, Oakland University

09. Hello — OPB Adele
Jackson Jills, Tufts University

10. HANG WITH ME — OPB Robyn
Out of the Blue, Duke University

11. BOY — OPB Little Mix
S#arp Attitude, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

12. WILD THINGS — OPB Alessia Cara
Sweet Signatures, Elon University

13. LEFT HAND FREE — OPB Alt-J/Justin Timberlake
Ithacappella, Ithaca College

14. LEVELS — OPB Nick Jonas
Twisted Measure, Elon University

15. KISS ME QUICK — OPB Nathan Sykes
Rip_Chord, Elon University

16. SORRY — OPB Justin Bieber
YellowJackets, University of Rochester

17. LIONHEART — OPB Demi Lovato
Octopodes, Johns Hopkins University

18. SHOW ME HOW YOU BURLESQUE — OPB Christina Aguilera
Voices in Your Head, University of Chicago

BOHSA 2017: Best Of High School A Cappella

01. ALL NIGHT LONG — OPB Lionel Richie
Detroit Voice, Clarkston High School

02. HALF THE MAN — OPB Rozzi Crane
OneVoice, Briarcrest Christian School

03. OASIS — OPB A Great Big World
Vega, Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School

PopRockets, South Milwaukee High School

05. GIMME A REASON — OPB Barbara Griffith of Vocal Rush
Vocal Rush, Oakland School for the Arts

06. STITCHES — OPB Shawn Mendes
Tonal Spectrum, Crest High School

07. BEAUTY AND A BEAT — OPB Justin Bieber (feat. Nicki Minaj)
18 Wheelers, The Wheeler School

08. SHUT UP AND DANCE — OPB Walk the Moon
Chicappella, Brighton High School

09. TIDAL WAVE — OPB Emily Adams of Novae
Novae, Centerville High School

10. WHY TRY — OPB Ariana Grande
Forte (feat. Kirstin Maldonado), Centerville High School

11. THE BEAST — OPB Imogen Heap
Northern Lights, Plymouth North High School

12. AURORA — OPB Kalah Karloff of Voices ReChoired
Voices ReChoired, Marlborough High School

13. HOLLOW — OPB Tori Kelly (feat. Big Sean)
Vocal Forte, Haddon Heights Baptist Regional School

14. OUT OF THE WOODS — OPB Taylor Swift
Ingrid Sound, Danvers High School

XIV Hours, Durham Academy

16. WE’RE TAKING OVER — OPB Bea Miller
Highlands Voices, Northern Highlands Regional High School

17. SLOW DOWN — OPB Selena Gomez
Falconize, Danvers High School

Naughty Scotty and the Octapella, Winter Park High School