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Orchestra Directors- Become a CODA Member!

Annual membership is free and offers many benefits. Don’t forget to renew your 2019-2020 membership starting July 1st. 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.


December CODA Audition Results

Thank you to all of the students who auditions for this year’s December CODA Honor Orchestra.  Please see the link below for the list of accepted students.  There are two tabs on the spreadsheet, one for each orchestra.

December CODA Accepted Students


December CODA Concert Information

Saturday, December 7
Recital Hall
University of California, Santa Cruz
402 McHenry Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
1:00 – 3:00pm

The concert is free so be sure to invite friends and family!  There will be a $5 charge for parking on Saturday


2019/20 Audition Excerpts and Applications

All auditions excerpts for the 2019-2020 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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2019-20 CODA Events

The CODA Honor Orchestras, December 6-7, 2019, University of California, Santa Cruz

CODA Honors Symphony, Bruce Kiesling, Conductor

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, op. 64, mvmts. I, II, IV, by Pyotr Tchaikovsky

CODA Honors String Orchestra, Sandra Lewis, Conductor

Serenade No. 3 in E minor, op. 21, by Robert Fuchs

Melrose Avenue “Danza Arabia” by The California Guitar Trio, arr. by Carrie Lane Gruselle

The CODA All-State Honor Orchestras, February 20-23, 2020 at CASMEC in Fresno, CA

CODA High School All-State Symphony Orchestra, Rei Hotoda, Conductor

Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila, by Camille Saint-Saëns

Passacaglia: Secret of the Winds and Birds, by Tan Dun

Finale from Symphony No. 5, by Sergei Prokofiev

CODA High School All-State String Orchestra, Sayra Siverson, Conductor

Repertoire, TBA

CODA Junior High School All-State String Orchestra, William Dick, Conductor

Repertoire, TBA


CODA Board and General Membership Meetings

October 19, 2019 – CODA Board Meeting, Los Altos High School
December 6, 2019 – CODA Board Meeting, University of California, Santa Cruz
December 7, 2019 – CODA General Membership Meeting, University of California, Santa Cruz
February 21, 2020 – CODA General Membership Meeting at CASMEC, Fresno
February 21, 2020 – CODA Board Meeting at CASMEC, Fresno
June 2020 – CODA Board Meeting (Details TBD)