CODA Regional Conference 2011
Associate Professor/Orchestra Conductor, Conservatory of Music
Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
Vice President, College Orchestra Directors Association (CODA)
Thanks so much for a wonderful conference! You did a magnificent job in
handling the myriad details, planning great sessions and providing good
facilities. And, as I mentioned to you on Saturday night, your concert was
a special treat...especially the Ravel! Well done!
Frank T. Restesan, DMA
Director of Orchestra & Head of the String Department
Northern Kentucky University Music Department
Highland Heights, KY 41099
Please allow me to congratulate you for the wonderful work you did in organizing the CODA conference this past weekend. I realize how much soul and effort you put into it and you are to be commended for your excellent organizational skill in addition to the highest level of musicianship and artistry that you always show. It was a real pleasure to visit your beautiful campus. Your program is now a model to me. BRAVO!
Dr. Patricia Sparti
Chair, Department of Fine Arts
Director, Gardner-Webb University Orchestra
Boiling Springs, NC
FABULOUS CONCERT AND BRAVO TO YOU!!!!
Dr. Mark Hartman
I would like to let all know that the conference last weekend at Miami University was a great time. I want to applaud Ricardo Averbach for his efforts in making it useful and user-friendly, and people centered. It was also great to meet new people that are both serious professionals and warm human beings. This was my first CODA conference and I look forward to more in the future.
Jon Ceander Mitchell
Professor of Music
Chair, Performing Arts
Conductor, Chamber Orchestra
University of Massachusetts
I just wanted to thank you personally for the terrific conference that you put together for us. Of all the regional conferences, this was by far the best. I would like to say that now you can relax, but we both know that relaxing is not a part of our profession.
Director of Orchestras
Director of the Latin American Music Center
Texas Christian University
Ft. Worth, Texas
Thanks to you for being such a wonderful host. Congratulation for a successful conference and great job with your orchestra. You made them play very well in a difficult program. I had a great time. I will see you in January.
Director, Blue Ash Symphony
Dear Ricardo and Colleagues:
Although I was only able to come to the presentation on community/university orchestras, I found it to be very meaningful. It is amazing how universal the problems and aspirations of sustaining a large body of musicians. It was refreshing to hear this discussed in an atmosphere that seemed completely free of ego and posturing. You are to be congratulated.
Dr. Kenneth Selden
Director of Orchestral Studies
Portland State University
It was great to meet you and participate in the conference. I just
realized that, in fact, it was the first time I had a chance to meet
other college orchestra directors. Thank you for all your hard work,
organizing such a valuable conference. I look forward to seeing you