There are numerous opportunities for Samohi musicians to participate in honor orchestras at regional, state or national level.
Please see Director Swenson for further information concerning audition requirements for honor orchestras.
CODA (California Orchestra Directors Association)
CODA Honor Symphony
and Honor String Orchestra,
December 6 - 7 , 2019.
This year CODA will be hosted
at UC Santa Cruz.
Audition excerpts are usually here.
All recordings must be submitted electronically by October 4, 2019 for consideration for the December CODA event.
For more information, visit www.codaorchestras.org
All State Honor Orchestra (CASMEC)
February 20 - 23, 2020
CODA Honor Symphony audition excerpts are also used for All State. Audition CD is due on December 1, 2019.
ASTA with NSOA Honor Orchestra (American String Teachers Association with the National School Orchestra Association)
The National High School Honor Orchestra
Only 11th and 12th grade students are eligible for this biennial orchestra.
For more information, visit www.astaweb.com
Large Ensemble Festival
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
(Samohi, Barnum Hall)
Solo and Small Ensemble Festival
Sunday, April 26, 2020
(Santa Monica College, Madison Campus)
Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association
For more information, visit www.scsboa.org
NYOUSA (National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America)
Application procedures are described on the website for their Summer 2020
For more information, visit www.carnegiehall.org
Kiwanis Solo Competition
Preliminaries — May 7, 2020
Finals — May 16, 2020