[This is one of a series of profiles on our CARA award ceremony presenters]
WHO: Alfredo Austin
AWARD: Best Male Collegiate Arrangement
Alfredo Austin is a member of the Boston-based pro a cappella group Overboard. He studied Music and Business at the University of Delaware. After receiving his BA he taught Voice at Delaware Arts Conservatory for 2 years. His love of a cappella started in college with a co-ed group at U. of Delaware. After directing that group his final year he moved on to Hyannis Sound, singing in it for 3 summers, contributing to arrangements, and serving as one of its primary vocal percussionists. He has also received many accolades for both his live and recorded vocal ability. Most notably, his featured solo on “Amazing Grace”, which won the 2011 CARA award for Best Religious Song, and his multiple appearances on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show!
Fredo on BOSS: He’s excited to go to the CARA award ceremony and reunite with some great people! He’s pumped to be working with such talented people in this event. He is also looking forward to the great talent that will be competing in the Friday night competition and the amazing groups being featured in the professional showcase. He can’t wait to see what BOSS has in store, in its inaugural year!