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Welcome to CODA, the only professional organization dedicated solely to the advancement of college and university orchestra directors! With outstanding resources tailored to meet the needs of our growing membership, CODA is dedicated to keeping the flame of orchestral music alive through the collaborative insights and shared vision of its members.

With more than 340 member institutions ranging from the largest music schools to the smallest liberal arts colleges, CODA fills a niche for the professional/academic orchestra conductor unlike any other organization.

2024 CODA National Conference

February 15-17, 2024

Belmont University School of Music

Nashville, Tennessee

Keynote Address:

“Celebrating America at 250: Opportunities and Challenges”
given by Dr. Douglas W. Shadle, Musicologist
of Vanderbilt University – Blair School of Music.

Masterclass Clinician:

Carl Topilow, conductor of the
Cleveland Pops Orchestra & Firelands Symphony Orchestra

CODA Lifetime Achievement Awards

Each year, outstanding members of CODA are selected for Lifetime Achievement Awards, recognizing their dedication, support, and ongoing legacy within the organization.

2024 National Conference

February 15-17

Belmont School of Music

Nashville, Tenneessee