I’ve received a number of similar inquiries from orchestra managers about the impending 2006 Orchestra Website Review so I’ve put together a little FAQ…
Q. When are the evaluations taking place?
A. In order to keep the evaluations impartial, the dates and the order each website is evaluated are not disclosed. However, the order and time frame is established.
Q. My orchestra is planning to implement a redesigned website soon, can you make sure to evaluate the new site instead?
A. In order to ensure that every orchestra is evaluated on a level playing field, specific evaluation dates are not permitted. However, if the website reviewed is your old design, make sure to mention something about the newly redesigned website in the informational survey I send around to each orchestra included in the review.
IMPORTANT: In order to ensure that your organization completes the survey and has an opportunity to explain any recent changes, please make sure I have the correct contact email for the individual(s) that are responsible for completing the survey. You can send that contact email displayed in the “About” section, located in Adaptistration’s top right-hand navigation column.
Q. How are the websites evaluated?
A. Detailed information regarding the evaluation criteria is available in the Adaptistration Orchestra Website Review publication.
Q. My orchestra wasn’t included in any of the previous evaluations; can it be included this year?
A. Perhaps. I do use a set of criteria to determine which orchestras are included but contact me directly to see if your orchestra is eligible.
Please feel free to send in any additional questions not addressed in the FAQ.