COCDA stands for Central Oklahoma Choral Director's Association. This organization is made up of choral
music educators from all over the Oklahoma
City metro area. The mission of COCDA is two fold: we want our students to have an excellent honor choir experience; and we want to help prepare our students for state
choir auditions. COCDA hosts a one day honor choir festival in the fall. Students come in the morning, rehearse all day, and give a concert that evening.
COCDA has two junior high choirs: a mixed choir made up of approximately 170 students, and a treble choir made up of approximately
130 students. Students in grades 7, 8 and 9 audition in September for this honor. They audition with the OCDA Junior High All State
audition selections. The students audition on voice parts exactly like they would for Junior High All State (S1, S2, A1, A2, T1, T2, B1, B2). Clinicians from all over have
been broght in to work with students. Previous clinicians for this festival include Dr. Terry Barum, Dr. Steven Curtis, Ms. Janis Dawson, Dr. Darla Eshelman, Mr. Victor Johnson, Dr. Mark
Lucas, Ms. Laura Farnell, and Dr. Judith Willoughby. The mixed group performs the three OCDA Junior High All State audition selections, and one other piece of the director's choice. The
treble group performs four pieces of the director's choice (three of which are from the OCDA Treble Chorus Rep list).
COCDA is in it's fourth year of having an auditioned high school choir. Students in grades 10, 11 and 12 audition using two of the four OkMEA All-State
audition pieces. The number of students accepted depends on how many audition. The officers work to make sure the choir has a balanced number of students per section.