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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!

Promotion & Tenure

CODA’s Promotion and Tenure Task Force has been created to establish standards to be used across the nation in college level institutions, assisting P & T committees to have a better foundation for the evaluation of candidates for promotion and tenure in this field.

Bowings Library

How many times have the bowings available on printed parts suggested publisher sabotage rather than assistance? How many times have non-existent bowings eaten up valuable rehearsal time? Here we have a tremendous resource for the conductor. Contributed by the membership, the Bowings Library offers solutions to what are often very complex issues.

Program Notes

What can one say about an obscure piece of music not found in Grove’s or CD liners? What can you say about a well-known work that has had so much written about it? This library contains many time-saving answers, as well as curiosity quenchers, for conductors in need of disseminating information to their audiences and their students.

CODA Journal

Our online scholarly research journal has been up and running since 2008. Each issue contains anywhere for two to six articles written by CODA members. Topics have run the gamut, from Laban to Mahler to Shostakovitch. This is a peer-reviewed journal and not all articles are accepted; guidelines for submission appear at the end of each issue.

Member Publications

Fundraising & Outreach

Welcome to CODA’s comprehensive site for community building! Content for this page comes from both CODA members and from professional orchestras worldwide- all in the areas of community relationships and fundraising. We hope that these pages will give you the tools you need to successfully build your programs.

Pedagogical Materials

Looking for innovative teaching ideas or new approaches to pedagogy for your orchestra? CODA members have generously shared their successful strategies for you in these thought-provoking links.

Graduate Students

Welcome to our new CODA resource page for graduate students! While graduate students in conducting or music education are busy with their studies, it’s important to plan ahead. This resource from our experienced college orchestra directors is an invaluable tool as you prepare for your future in academia.

Composer’s Corner