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Conference Presentations

Were you unable to attend CODA's National Conference? Don't worry, some of the valuable information from the sessions is now available here. All of the files below are copyrighted by their authors, so be dilligent in you attribution should you quote or reproduce any of this research. For questions regarding the content of a presentation, please contact the author.


Sergio Bernal, Anthony Holland, and Chris Kim "Let's Collaborate" (Link to download PowerPoint slides from presentation)


Jonathan Allentoff, ASMAC Hollywood Composers

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Jonathan Girard, Maestro Media (PDF of slides from presentation)


Jaemi Blair Loeb, College Orchestra as Inclusive Classroom