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Orchestra Directors – Annual Membership

The California Orchestra Directors Association exists to promote school orchestras in California by providing quality honor orchestra experiences for school orchestra students, facilitating an exchange of instructional strategies and ideas for the school orchestra director, and providing a forum and community for school orchestra directors.

Become a member today (2020-21 memberships begin on July 1st) and help take an active role in supporting students, educators, and school orchestra programs across the state of California. 

Click here to view membership class information and here to join the organization or renew your membership.


Celebrate CA

In place of this year’s December CODA Honor Orchestras experience we are proud to announce Celebrate CA in partnership with the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra.

Celebrate CA Detailed Information
Celebrate CA Student Registration


CODA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives

CODA serves to promote school orchestras in California by providing quality honor orchestra experiences for school orchestra students.  Music continues to be a vehicle to bring our communities together in the ongoing effort to end systemic racism, discrimination, and injustice. We believe that our students deserve respect and representation inclusive of race, religion, socio-economic status, sexuality, and gender identity. CODA also facilitates an exchange of instructional strategies and ideas for the school orchestra director and provides a community and forum for school orchestra directors. We pledge to center the discussion of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our ensembles, classroom culture, and music libraries.

Our goal is to help increase access to quality orchestral experiences for all students. Our proposed long-term plans toward increased diversity, equity, and inclusion include:

1. Conductor Diversity
2. Repertoire Recommendation for Honor Orchestras
3. Financial Barriers for Honor Orchestra Participation
4. Teacher Education Regarding Diversity
5. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chair & Resources

Click here to learn more about our initiatives.


2020/21 Audition Excerpts and Applications

All auditions excerpts for the 2020-2021 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.

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2020-21 CODA Events

Celebrate CA
(In lieu of the annual December CODA Honor Orchestras.)

Click her for updated information about the 2021 Virtual All-State Ensembles

CODA High School All-State Symphony Orchestra, Robert Moody, Conductor

CODA High School All-State String Orchestra, Robert Baldwin, Conductor

CODA Junior High School All-State String Orchestra, Dr. Cathie Hudnall, Conductor


CODA Board and General Membership Meetings

2020-21 CODA Meeting are TBA