About the KSA

Kishwaukee Symphony Associates

The Kishwaukee Symphony Associates is the volunteer service organization for the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Founded in 1983, the KSA is committed to supporting the artistic, educational, and financial goals of the KSO. They also strive to increase community awareness and concert attendance. In 2001, they established the KSO Endowment Fund through the DeKalb County Community Foundation to help ensure the orchestra’s future. The KSA enhanced their mission, in 2019, by establishing the Music Education Outreach Fund through the KSO to help deserving students in DeKalb County middle schools with their music education. Membership in KSA is one way to support these important efforts.
The Kishwaukee Symphony Associates was named by the Illinois Council of Orchestras as the 2012 Orchestra Guild of the Year in recognition of the KSA’s activities in support of the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra.


KSA membership is open to all interested persons, and you are cordially invited to join. Membership includes your names(s) listed in the concert programs and on the KSO website, e-mail alerts regarding KSA- and KSO-related events, the KSA Winter Newsletter, and an invitation to the KSO donor’s reception. Proceeds from the annual membership drive augment the orchestra’s operating expenses, the KSO Endowment Fund, the KSO Music Education Outreach Fund, and the KSO Scholarship Fund.

KSA annual member fees are $30 for an individual and $35 for a family.

KSA Membership Form

KSA Planning Committee

Gretchen Moore, President
Marilyn Bazeli, Secretary
Toni Krull, Treasurer
Annette Johns
Barbara S. North
Carol Zar

2023-2024 KSA Members

Elizabeth E. Bass
Frank & Marilyn Bazeli
Donna Benson
Deborah & Colin Booth
Judge & Mrs. John W. Countryman
Bill & Jennie Cummings
Corenna C. Cummings
Geoffrey Decker & Charles Melody
Bruce & Sylvia Dunton
Laura Frankiewicz & Lucio Bortolin
Norman & Marion Gilbert
the Hanna family
Barbara Julseberg
Jitka Hurych
Teresa Iversen
Jerry & Annette Johns
Steven Johnson
Toni Krull
Beverley N. Lane
Marilyn Montzka - lifetime honorary member
Gretchen Moore
Barbara S. North
Ken & Janet Olson
Mary Phelan
Linda & Brad Pietens
Jim & Sandy Quiram
Linda Schwarz
Karen & David Sinason
Linc & Ann Smelser - lifetime honorary members
Jerry & Ging Smith
Sally Stevens
James & Ann Tucker
Dr. Patricia S. Vary
Lolly Voss
Victoria Young & Mark Cordes
Carol & Jerrold Zar

Contact the KSA

For additional information regarding the KSA and/or KSA membership, please contact Gretchen Moore, KSA President, at 815-758-6397 or gmoore@niu.edu.