BOCA & BOHSA 2018: Great albums, period.

We are thrilled to present two incredible albums for your listening pleasure, now available on iTunes!

BOCA and BOHSA 2018 reflect the full assimilation of digital recording technology into collegiate a cappella artistry. As is the case with any technology, it takes a while for it to be absorbed before it becomes invisible. Early stereo recordings are very clumsy by today’s standards, with the drums in one ear and the guitars in another, but eventually experimentation dissipated and the sound of stereo became second nature.

Such is the case with modern digital recording technology and scholastic a cappella, as evidenced in this year’s BOCA and BOHSA. No longer are the artifacts of Pro Tools and Melodyne clever playthings; they’re now all in service of songs that tell stories and take the listener on a journey.

Choosing BOCA this year was easier than ever, as so many songs immediately rose to the level of professional album that the discussion was more often one of deciding between two exemplary recordings of the same song, which is a great problem to have. And the maturity of singing on BOHSA is stunning, with complex, emotionally nuanced songs the norm this year — such that the age of the singers is near impossible to discern.

These aren’t just great a cappella compilation albums; they’re great albums, period — and ones you’re going to return to time and again. Please note that we are no longer printing physical copies of our albums.

BOCA 2018: Best Of College A Cappella The Best of Collegiate A Cappella 2018 on iTunes

01. 24K Magic – OPB Bruno Mars
Acasola | California State University, Northridge

02. The Way – OPB Ariana Grande
Pitch Slapped | Berklee College of Music

03. Rise Up – OPB Andra Day
Nor’easters | Northeastern University

04. Who You Are – OPB Unspoken
Chi Rho | Wake Forest University

05. Bad Blood – OPB NAO
Faux Paz | University of Maryland

06. Latch – OPB Sam Smith
Acappology |North Carolina State University

07. Ride or Die – OPB Brayton Bowman
License to Trill | Texas Christian University

08. Sledgehammer – OPB Rihanna
The Chorallaries of MIT | Massachusetts Institute of Technology

09. Until the Levee – OPB Joy Williams
The Sil’hooettes | University of Virginia

10. Castle on the Hill – OPB Ed Sheeran
The Clef Hangers | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

11. Who Do You Love – OPB Marianas Trench
The Beelzebubs | Tufts University

12. Billie Jean – OPB Michael Jackson
The Loreleis | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

13. Forgiven – OPB Kwabs
Eight Beat Measure | Rochester Institute of Technology

14. All Time Low/Guillotine – OPB Jon Bellion ft. Travis Mendes
Exit 245 | James Madison University

15. Weight in Gold – OPB Gallant
Off The Beat | University of Pennsylvania

16. She Used to Be Mine – OPB Sara Bareilles
Upper Structure | Berklee College of Music

17. Alive – OPB Sia
The Vassar Devils | Vassar College

BOHSA 2018: Best Of High School A Cappella The Best of High School A Cappella 2018 on iTunes

01. Rise Up – OPB Andra Day
Vocal Rush | Oakland School for the Arts

02. G Train – OPB Thirdstory

03. When You Come Back Down – OPB Nickel Creek
OneVoice | Briarcrest Christian School

04. Youth – OPB Troye Sivan
Encore | Ensworth School

05. What Makes You Beautiful – OPB One Direction
Falconize | Danvers High School

06. Broken Words – OPB Sophia Rosado
Forte | Centerville High School

07. Turn the Page – OPB Bob Seger
Detroit Voice | Clarkston High School

08. Giants – OPB Matt Nathanson
Take7 & Naughty Scotty and the Octapella | Winter Park High School

09. Safe and Sound – OPB Taylor Swift
Bare Rhythm | Calabasas High School

10. Photograph – OPB Ed Sheeran
Fusion | Kettering-Fairmont High School

11. No! – OPB Meghan Trainor
Fusion | Marcus High School

12. Ain’t Too Proud To Beg – OPB The Temptations
Eleventh Hour | Kettering-Fairmont High School

13. Time Machine – OPB Ingrid Michaelson
Ingrid Sound | Danvers High School

14. Love Like Woe – OPB The Ready Set
Synergy | Clarkston High School

15. Searching For a Feeling – OPB Thirdstory
Limited Edition | Port Washington High School

16. Nothing More – OPB The Alternate Routes feat. Lily Costner
The A Cappella Group | Cypress Lake Center for the Arts

17. Never Be Like You – OPB Flume feat. Kai
Unstrumental | Calabasas High School

18. River – OPB Bishop Briggs
Vega | Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School

19. Castle – OPB Halsey
Nothing But Treble | St. Mary’s High School