2018 Colorado Chamber Orchestra Academy

June 1-11, 2018 

The Colorado Chamber Orchestra Academy at UNC (COCOA) is a summer program for outstanding high school and college string students. The unique conductor-­less format provides young artists the opportunity to rehearse and perform alongside professional performing artists in a stimulating and inspiring environment. COCOA will culminate with a number of concerts throughout the state and a professional studio recording session, providing an unmatched amount of performance opportunity and exposure for participants.


Gal Faganel

Colorado Chamber Orchestra Academy
Campus Box 28, School of Music
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639
(970) 351-2967


  • Arensky: Tchaikovsky Variations Op. 35a
  • Donizetti: Allegro for Strings
  • Josef Suk: Serenade in E flat Major op. 6

Other activities

Sectional rehearsals, simulated orchestral audition, opportunity for solo performance, individual lessons, yoga, alexander technique, and body mapping sessions, luthier/rehair services, and chamber music.

The ensemble will be in residence at the University of Northern Colorado from June 1-11, with a tour of concerts beginning on June 7.


Jubal Fulks, violin

Jubal Fulks

University of Northern Colorado
Simeon Simeonov, violin

Simeon Simeonov

Bob Cole Censervatory of Music California State University Long Beach
Anne Lanzilotti, Viola

Anne Lanzilotti

University of Northern Colorado


Gal Faganel

University of Northern Colorado
Nicholas Recuber, DOUBEL BASS

Nicholas Recuber

University of Northern Colorado
Colorado Symphony Orchestra


June 1, 3-5pm


June 1, 5pm

Welcome Dinner & Introductions

June 2-6

Rehearsals, Sectional Rehearsals, Lessons

June 7-10


June 11

Recording Session