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Orchestra Directors- Become a CODA Member!

Annual membership is free and offers many benefits. Don’t forget to renew your 2018-2019 membership. CODA presents several honor orchestra experiences for school orchestra and band students in grades 7-12 throughout the school year. Check our website from time to time as we continue to provide opportunities to promote school orchestras in California.

Our new online membership and audition submission system is now live.  Follow the “Auditions & Membership” link in the menu above to create your account and manage student audition submissions.

CODA Membership Instructions


2018 CODA Honor Orchestra Audition Results

Thank you to all students who auditioned for this year’s CODA Honor Orchestras. To see the audition results, click on the link below.  Please note that there are two tabs for the two different orchestras.

2018/19 Audition Excerpts and Applications

All auditions excerpts for the 2018-2019 school year are now available online, follow the event links below to download the audition excerpts.  Links to apply for each honor ensemble will be available in August.

Due to the fires in Northern and Southern California, the deadline to submit auditions has been extended to:
December 8, 2018 at 11:59pm
If you were not directly affected by the fires, please do your best to adhere to the December 1 deadline.


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2018-19 CODA Events

The CODA Honor Orchestras, November 30-December 1, 2018, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA

CODA Honors Symphony, Dr. Nicolas Waldvogel, Conductor

Symphony No. 2 by Johannes Brahms

CODA Honors String Orchestra, Toru Tagawa, Conductor

Academic Festival Overture by Johannes Brahms, arr. by Robert D. McCashin

Romance for String Orchestra by Gerald Finzi

Irish Legend by Robert Kerr, arr. by Soon Hee Newbold

The CODA All-State Honor Orchestras, February 14-17, 2019 at CASMEC in Fresno, CA

CODA High School All-State Symphony Orchestra, Dr. William LaRue Jones, Conductor

Overture to Die Fledermaus, by Johann Strauss, Jr.

Danzón No. 2, by Arturo Márquez

Finale from Symphony No. 2, by Sergei Rachmaninoff

CODA High School All-State String Orchestra, Dr. Thomas Lowenheim, Conductor

Italian Serenade for String Orchestra, by Hugo Wolf

Chamber Symphony in C minor, Op. 110a, by Dmitri Shostakovich

La Muerte del Angel, by Astor Piazzolla, arr. by Colon

CODA Junior High School All-State String Orchestra, Bob Phillips, Conductor

Sinfonia No. 2 in D Major, by Felix Mendelssohn, arr. by Moss

Seven Scottish Airs, by Gustav Holst, arr. by Phillips

Of Glorious Plumage, by Richard Meyer

Impact, by Bob Phillips

Ave Maria, by Giulio Caccini, arr. by Turner


CODA Board and General Membership Meetings

October 6, 2018 – CODA Board Meeting, Los Altos High School
November 30, 2018 – CODA Board Meeting, University of the Pacific
December 1, 2018 – CODA General Membership Meeting, University of the Pacific
February, 2019 – CODA General Membership Meeting at CASMEC, Fresno (Time TBD)
February, 2019 – CODA Board Meeting at CASMEC, Fresno (Time TBD)
June 2019 – CODA Board Meeting (Details TBD)