Nowhere in the world is there a more comprehensive assemblage of resources for the orchestral conductor than with CODA! With extraordinary ideas and insights on a wide range of relevant topics, CODA Members now have the tools to succeed anywhere!


As the most comprehensive organization for college and university orchestra directors, CODA is dedicated to advancing the art of live symphonic music. CODA initiatives are an important tool to reach across boundaries and connect with other disciplines and cultures.


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CODA, founded only a decade ago by a small group of dedicated conductors, has become an important resource for more than 300 members in 41 U.S. states and across the globe. Learn who we are, where we came from, and where we are going in About.

National & Regional Officers

Joel Neves

President – Joel Neves

Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan

Email: Joel Neves

Jeffrey Bell-Hanson

President elect – Jeffrey Bell-Hanson

Pacific Lutheran University

Email: Jeffrey Bell-Hanson

Kory Katseanes

Immediate Past President – Kory Katseanes

Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Email: Kory Katseanes

Kimcherie Lloyd

Vice President – Kimcherie Lloyd

University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Email: Kimcherie Lloyd

Dan Dominick

Treasurer – Dan Dominick

Austin College, Sherman, Texas

Email: Dan Dominick

Tobin Stewart

Secretary – Tobin Stewart

Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana

Email: Tobin Stewart

James Holleman

Chair of Membership – James Holleman

Hillsdale College, HIllsdale, Michigan

Email: James Holleman

Jaemi Blair Loeb

Digital Programs Manager – Jaemi Blair Loeb

Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

Email: Jaemi Blair Loeb

Regional Officers

Northeast Division

President: Johannes Dietrich, Lebanon Valley College (
President elect: Timothy Dixon, Messiah College (
Vice President: Tian Hui Ng, Mount Holyoke College (

Southeast Division

Interim President: Marguerite Richardson, Jacksonville University (

Interim President elect: Laurie Redmer Minner, Southern Adventist University (

Interim Vice President: Valencia Thevenin, Elizabeth City State University (

North Central Division

President: Dylan T. Chmura-Moore, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (
President elect: Nicholas L. Wallin, Lake Forest College (

South Central Division

President: Steven D. Ward, Abilene Christian University (
President elect: Carolyn Watson, Texas State University (

Western Division

President: Sergio Bernal, Utah State University (
Presiden elect: David Jacobs, University of Oregon (
Vice President: 

CODA Past Presidents

Robert McCashin (James Madison University) 2004-2006

Steven Heyde (Baylor University) 2006-2008

Rebecca Burkhardt (University of Northern Iowa) 2008-2010

Alexander Jimenez (Florida State University) 2010-2012

Anthony Holland (Skidmore College) 2012-2013

Daniel Sommerville (Wheaton College, IL) 2013-2014

Ricardo Averbach (Miami University, OH) 2014-15

Rebecca Burkhardt (University of Northern Iowa) 2015

Kevin Bartram (University of Mary Washington) 2015-2017

Kory Katseanes (Brigham Young University) 2017-2018