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 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.

Library Resources

Welcome to CODA's collection of resources for your orchestra library. These materials are produced and gathered by CODA members and are available for use. Please be sure to credit Program Note authors and contact them directly with any questions or plans to use partial notes.

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.


Publishers and Sources of Music Online

Based on the work of Charles Gambetta, this page provides an extensive list of publishers and sources of orchestral music, with links to the respective online presence.

Alfred Music
Purchase scores and parts

Alfred Music Publishing – Rental View

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.