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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.

Participation is by invitation. Interested young artists may send a representative recording to gal.faganel@unco.edu. Previously submitted Western States Honor Orchestra Festival audition recording may be used


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, individual lessons, simulated orchestral audition, yoga and body mapping sessions, 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
Gal Faganel, Cello

Gal Faganel, Professor of Cello

University of Northern Colorado
 Nicholas Recuber, DOUBLe BASS

Nicholas Recuber, Professor of Bass 

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

COCOA students rehearsing with UNC faculty
COCOA students rehearsing with UNC faculty
COCOA students leaving for their concert tour