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.


We are happy to bring you important CODA news and CODA Member news- from the Da Capo Newsletter, our official CODA publication, and also from individuals. If you have a news item that you’d like to see published, please send to


CODA, founded only a decade ago by a small group of dedicated conductors, has become an important resource for more than 200 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.

Libraries & Publications

Welcome to Libraries and Publications, the CODA member-supported scholarly materials and publications pages.  We know that you will find these resources to be invaluable.

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.


Da Capo Newsletter

This, the newest of our publications, was launched in April, 2013. We are a very active organization and Da Capo represents the vigor of our membership. Columns include but are not limited to Conference Reviews, Tech Corner, International Relations, and Ask Leopold.


Other Research

We encourage CODA Members to publish their research here.


Conducting in Academia

Texts for conductors, by conductors, including an outstanding publication by long time CODA member Leonard Atherton is a must read for all academic conductors.