2006 Orchestra Website Review: Detailed Ratings

Unlike the overall rankings, the Orchestra Website Review detailed ratings provide an additional glimpse into how well each orchestra performed by category…

Furthermore, this is where you’ll find the additional data regarding website design, revenue, and expense reports for ensembles that responded to the Orchestra Website Review Survey. This is also where respondent orchestras will include any additional information they feel is relevant to their organization and/or the current condition of their website. All of this information is presented unedited and in its original form.

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To all the orchestras that responded to the survey, you have my sincere gratitude for sharing your information. Because of your time and willingness to cooperate, every orchestra is in a better position to understand and realize the real potential of an effective online presence. Based on several of the responses, it looks like many organizations will be able to score much higher during next year’s review if they are successful at implementing their expected enhancements.

Click on the name of an orchestra to view their detailed ratings. Orchestras marked with an asterisk (*) include additional information provided via the 2006 Orchestra Website Review survey.

About Drew McManus

"I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.

I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.

In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.

For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink.

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1 thought on “2006 Orchestra Website Review: Detailed Ratings”

  1. Thanks, Drew, for doing this research. It’s a very useful tool for all of us in orchestra management.

    I wanted to make a note that after you performed your review, the North Carolina Symphony updated its website. It’s a much more functional site now, with a new calendar, of which we’re particularly proud. You can check out the updated site at http://www.ncsymphony.org

    Thanks again,
    Linda Charlton
    VP, Marketing
    North Carolina Symphony

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