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Saratoga Chamber Orchestra

entertain. educate. enrich. this is our mission.

aka Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island   |   LANGLEY, WA   |  www.sowhidbey.com

Mission

The Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island is a professional orchestra whose mission is to entertain, educate, and enrich the Whidbey Island community through music.

Ruling year info

2009

Principal Officer

Larry Heidel

Main address

PO BOX 1524

LANGLEY, WA 98260 USA

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EIN

26-1984716

NTEE code info

Music (A68)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Pacific Northwest Conducting Institute

The Pacific Northwest Conducting Institute held on beautiful Whidbey Island provides a unique opportunity and experience for music educators, student conductors, as well as seasoned professionals. The six day workshop, sponsored by Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island and Music Director Anna Edwards, will feature generous amounts of podium time for Active Conductor participants, networking events, and special topic discussion sessions geared toward the "business" of conducting.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
Academics

Interactive year-long program curriculum offered free from Weill Music Institute of Carnegie Hall. Administered by a Saratoga Orchestra, teaching artists and classroom teachers on Whidbey Island. Culminating concert with over 1000 students participating.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Students

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How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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Saratoga Chamber Orchestra

Board of directors
as of 04/01/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Anita Whitney

Joyce Libby

Beth Schmidt

Don Shearer

Erica Montgomery

Karen Heather

Debra Richardson

Jonathan Cluts

Gordon Ullmann

Kate Matwychuk

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/1/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Male

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/01/2024

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Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.