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Thank you for your interest in EARS. We are celebrating our 28th 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. Our monthly meetings provide a varied wealth of knowledge and information that cannot be found in schools or textbooks.....along with an opportunity to meet and learn from some of the top pros working in the field. 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 two different levels of membership. You can join by clicking the appropriate membership 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.)
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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.
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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
    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 $15 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: membership@ears-chicago.org