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 (2023-24 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. If you are new to CODA, enter your email address on the login page, create a password, and you will be redirected to the registration page.
2023/24 Audition Excerpts and Applications
High School December CODA Honor Orchestras- October 9, 2023
Junior High and High School All-State Orchestras- November 1, 2023
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
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2023-24 CODA Events
December CODA Honor Orchestras
December 1-2, 2023
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
December CODA Honor Symphony Orchestra, Paul Phillips, Conductor
December CODA Honor String Orchestra, Molly Turner, Conductor
CODA All-State Honor Orchestras
February 1-4, 2024
CODA High School All-State Symphony Orchestra, Chaowen Ting, Conductor
CODA High School All-State String Orchestra, Dr. Selim Giray, Conductor
CODA Junior High School All-State String Orchestra, Katie O’Hara LaBrie Conductor
CODA Junior High School All-State Concert Orchestra, Creston Herron, Conductor
CODA Board and General Membership Meetings
December 2, 2023- CODA Board, Palo Alto, CA
February 2024 at CASMEC – exact times TBA- CODA Board and General Session, Sacramento, CA
*All CODA members are invited to attend the CODA General Session at CASMEC.
June 1, 2024- CODA Board Meeting