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.


Welcome to CODA's publications archive. Here you'll find publications by CODA and its members. Availability on this site does not imply a creative commons copyright. 

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.


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.


Other Research

We encourage CODA Members to publish their research here.