COVID-19 and YSDP Rehearsals

The health and safety of YSDP students and their families are of the greatest importance to the YSDPS. 

YSDP  rehearsals activities for the season 2020/2021 will hold in-person in accordance with governmental regulations.   If the COVID-19 situation calls for, YSDP will accommodate online rehearsals for those who consider it necessary. 

Due to the nature of COVID-19, if the County or State reverses course regarding the threat level or rates of COVID transmission, in-person rehearsals and the concert may change.

YSDP’s rehearsal activities are typically held in Benedictine University.  The interim rehearsal location may be needed and if then it will be announced here. 

YSDP is planning on returning to Goodwin Auditorium building in Benedictine University location for rehearsals once the facility is open to us. 


Goodwin Auditorium in Goodwin Hall Building

Benedictine University

5700 College Road Lisle, Illinois 60532


Left: Goodwin Hall, Benedictine University     Right: Goodwin Auditorium, Benedictine University


Goodwin Auditorium is located in the Daniel L. Goodwin Hall in Benedicine University.  Enter from the South entrance of the Benedictine University campus off of the College Road.

Goodwin Hall Lobby Area

In addition to the 600-seat auditorium, in this beautiful 125,000 square foot four story building that was built in 2014 has a beautiful lobby area with WI-FI as well as there are Starbucks cafe and lounge areas.    


Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals are conducted on Monday evenings.  The season starts in September and ends the following April/May. 

Below is a list of 2020-2021 rehearsal times. The rehersal schedule of the performance season 2021-2022 will be posted here at a later time.  Please check back with us.

Sinfonietta Strings: 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Philharmonia Strings (New): 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM

Concert Orchestra: 5:15 PM – 6:45 PM

Symphony Orchestra: 7 PM – 9 PM


Members, please review the rehearsal etiquette (available in June) so you are aware of our expectations.

If you are unable to attend a scheduled rehearsal, or most importantly, an orchestra performance, you must notify your absence as soon as the conflict is identified. You should send your absence report before 4:00 pm of the rehearsal day. Click to complete an rehearsal absence report form.

In some cases, you may not be able to report your absence before the scheduled rehearsal time. Even if it is too late for the rehearsal, a retroactive report is still necessary.

“No show” without any absence report will not look good on your record. Since the attendance report must be seen by the conductors before each rehearsal session begins, it is important that the report is made by 5:00 pm. If you can’t make the deadline, fill out the absence report after rehearsal is over.

Youth Symphony of DuPage strongly urges all members to participate in their school bands and orchestras. We thank the many school orchestra and band directors who encourage their students to advance their skills by joining YSDP.