KSO Awards

Illinois Council of Orchestras

The KSO has received the following recognition from the Illinois Council of Orchestras:

The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra President, Ann Tucker, was named the 2019 Board President of the Year.

The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra General Manager, Amanda Nelson, was named as the only recipient of a 2013 Honorable Mention as a designation of person who has made outstanding contributions to an orchestra within Illinois.

The Kishwaukee Symphony Associates was named the 2012 Orchestra Guild of the Year.

The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra was named the 2009 Community Orchestra of the Year.

The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Linc Smelser, was named the 2009 Conductor of the Year (Small Orchestra).

DeKalb's Finest: Best of DeKalb County
(Shaw Media)

2017 - 2022 Daily Chronicle Reader's Choice Award for "Best" in Live Entertainment

2016, 2023 Daily Chronicle Reader's Choice Award for "One of the Best" in Live Entertainment

2022 Daily Chronicle Reader's Choice Award for "Top Workplaces: Nonprofit Organization"