Courtney Hanna-McNamara

Title: General Manager

Courtney Hanna-McNamara has served as the KSO’s general manager since June 2022. She works alongside the music director, administrative team, and board of directors in order to plan and promote concerts and events, fundraise to ensure the KSO’s future, and further the KSO’s mission “to engage, educate, and enrich the community through music” in DeKalb County and beyond.

Courtney teaches in the Suzuki Strings program of the NIU Community School of the Arts under the direction of Ann Montzka Smelser. She has performed as a first violinist with the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra since 2016. She and her husband, KSO bassoonist Jason Hanna, live in DeKalb where they are raising their two children, both of whom study music.

Courtney Hanna-McNamara can be reached at