Crystal Olson, President
Andrew Dewar, Vice President
Ron Cook, Secretary
Yuri Lysoivanov, Treasurer

Fran Allen-Leake & Kamran Salehi , EARDRUM Editors
Rob Gillis, Webguy

EARS Presents: All about Ribbon Microphones!
Tuesday, October 4th 7pm-9pm
Open to  EARS MEMBERS  and  future members.
1644 N Honore St, Chicago, IL 60622
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Professional Membership  ($50.00)

This is the top-level membership with full benefits and access. Professional Members have the opportunity to:

  • Nominate candidates and vote in the general EARS annual election.
  • Attend all regular meetings, the annual Jeff Hamilton Memorial Holiday Party, and our Summer BBQ.
  • Attend exclusive EARS "special events" (for example our recent meeting with Phil Ramone at the S.N. Shure Theater).
  • Serve on special purpose committees created for the advancement of EARS and the community.

Student Membership ($25.00)
This membership is for students who are enrolled in a college, university, or technical degree program. Student Members have the opportunity to:

  • Access areas and features available only to members on the EARS website.
  • Serve on special purpose committees created for the advancement of EARS and the community.
  • Attend all regular meetings and the Summer BBQ. Student Members may attend the Holiday Party for $25 along with any additional fees required for attendance.

Student Members are not eligible to vote in general EARS elections. Upon joining or renewing, student members must provide the name of the school they are attending and their student ID number for verification.

For more information on Memberships, or to check your current status, email:

Professional Membership
Student Membership

Thank you for your interest in EARS. We are celebrating our 30th year and would like to count YOU as a member. By joining, you become part of our long standing community of audio recording professionals, practicioners, enthusiasts, and students while helping to promote our common craft through your participation. Your membership also entitles you to attend and participate in members-only events, such as the annual EARS Holiday party, the annual EARS Barbeque, and special member's only meetings. As a Professional member, you are also eligible to vote, nominate, or be nominated in our EARS elections.

EARS offers a PROFESSIONAL Membership and a STUDENT Membership. New PRO members who join between April & October join at 1.5X the PRO member rate but your membership goes all the way through October of the following calendar year. You can join by clicking the appropriate membership button below or by clicking "Download Membership Form" and mailing it to EARS with your check or money order. We welcome our current members to RENEW for another year by clicking "Renew Current Membership". Thanks for being a part of our vibrant community... Welcome aboard! (Membership details below.)

All EARS Memberships renew on the last Tuesday of October and continue through October of the following year.If you are a NEW MEMBER and joined on or after the April EARS meeting then your membership extends through October of the following year.