There are numerous opportunities for Samohi musicians to participate in honor orchestras at regional, state or national level.

Please see Mrs. Swenson for further information concerning audition requirements for honor orchestras.

CODA (California Orchestra Directors Association)

CODA Honor Symphony and Honor String Orchestra, Date TBD (Location TBD)

Audition excerpts are usually posted online in late July. Recorded CD audition excerpts are due in early October for consideration for the December CODA event.

For more information, visit www.scodaorchestras.org

All State Honor Orchestra, February 20-23, 2014, Fresno, California

CODA Honor Symphony audition excerpts are also used for All State. Audition CD is due on December 1, 2013.

SCSBOA (Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association)

SCSBOA High School Honor Orchestra, late January 2014
SCSBOA Large Ensemble Festival, Spring 2014 (Samohi, Barnum Hall)
SCSBOA Solo and Small Ensemble Festival, Spring 2014 (Santa Monica College, Madison Campus)

For more information, visit www.scsboa.org

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. The next event will take place in Louisville, Kentucky in 2014.

For more information, visit www.astaweb.com

NYOUSA (National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America)

Application procedures are described on the website for their Summer 2014 Orchestra which tours with dynamic conductor David Robertson and virtuoso violinist, Gil Shaham.

For more information, visit www.carnegiehall.org