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2018 National Conference Details Available

Registration for the 2018 National Conference will be open soon. Details are now available here. We hope you'll plan to join the fun!

Conference Highlights

Our DC Conference is shaping up to be among our very best. WIth record attendance, here are some coming highlights:

  • We have an official from Ibermusicas, Maestro José Julio Diaz Infante, coming in from Mexico to do a short presentation at the banquet. He is also the National Coordinator of Music and Opera of Mexico. Infante will attend the entire conference.
  • Our CODA Admin of the Year award will be given
  • 3 great CODA orchestras, 2 world-class orchestras (Baltimore Symphony & National Symphony)
  • Kennedy Center private tour
  • Our Lifetime Achievement award recipient will be in attendance
  • The Library of Congress setting up their treasures just for us, including their Stradivarius collection
  • Tony Maiello will do the conductors clinic (he is AMAZING!)
  • our guest student orchestras will have 8 masterclass sessions with top DC pros and will get to mingle with each other
  • we have our 92 year old Keynote speaker, Col. Arnald D. Gabriel, GUEST CONDUCTING his old group, the USAF strings! He’s doing Capriccio Espagnol.