Central Oklahoma Choral Directors' Association
Central Oklahoma Choral Directors' Association
Welcome! 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.  
We hope your year is off to a great start. After auditions last year, the general consensus was that we want our auditions to continue being very similar to the way auditions were run in 2021. So, AUDITION CUTS WILL NOW BE SENT TO TEACHERS AT 6:30AM THE FRIDAY MORNING BEFORE THE AUDITION. This eliminates the need for a listening room, and allowes teachers to run the cuts with their students before they audition. We will, however, have a holding area this year, so that your students are not stuck outside! Please see our "Auditions" page for more details. 


What is COCDA?

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 brought 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 (two of which are from the OCDA Treble Chorus Rep list).
COCDA is in its tenth 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.
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