December Honor Orchestra

2023 CODA December Honor Orchestras

December 1-2, 2023, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

December CODA Honor Symphony Orchestra, Paul Phillips, Conductor
Carnival Overture, Op. 92 by Antonín Dvořák
Brownian Motion by Paul Phillips
Seven O’Clock Shout by Valerie Coleman
Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns
December CODA Honor String Orchestra, Molly Turner, Conductor
Holberg Suite, Op. 40, I. Prelude by Edvard Grieg
Sinfonietta No. 1 for Strings, II. Song Form: Largo by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
Chamber Symphony in C minor, I. Largo, II. Allegro Molto by Dmitri Shostakovich, arr. by Barshai
Libertango by Astor Piazzolla, arr. by Kazik

Congratulations to all of the students who auditioned for the 2023 CODA December Honor Orchestras!  This year there was a record number of applications received.  Follow the links below to see the orchestra rosters (note the tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet for the two orchestras) and participant information for accepted students.
All participant forms must be submitted by November 2, 2023

String students may complete two separate auditions, for one fee, if they wish to be considered for the Honor String Orchestra if they are not accepted in to the Honor Symphony Orchestra.

Student Information Form (for students to submit to their director)

Directors, please read the following instructions for setting up your Director’s account and adding student auditions.
Director Instructions for December CODA Honor Orchestra Audition Submission

Both of the CODA December Honor Orchestras are only open to high school students in grades 9-12.  Students in grades 7 and 8 are eligible to audition for the Junior High All-State Orchestras.

Audition Excerpts and Instructions

Auditions will be due online by October 9th, 2023.

Please contact Trish Adams at if you have any questions regarding the audition materials after speaking with your school music director.  Please do not reach out to the guest conductors with audition questions.

Recording Instructions and Excerpts for String Students
String Student Recording Instructions

CODA Honor Symphony Orchestra
Scale Requirements
Audition Excerpts

CODA Honor String Orchestra
Scale Requirements
Audition Excerpts

Recording Instructions and Excerpts for Wind and Percussion Students
Wind and Percussion Student Recording Instructions
Scale Requirements
Solo Excerpts
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