Youth Symphony of DuPage (YSDP) is dedicated to bringing advanced ensemble training and performance opportunities to over 160 talented young musicians from throughout DuPage County and nearby towns. Our Concert Orchestra members are primarily advanced grade-school, junior-high, and high school age musicians. The Symphony Orchestra members are primarly junior-high and high school instrumentalists. YSDP is a unique opportunity for musicians to tackle great music and achieve musical excellence.
Our concert repertoires are drawn from the standard classical literature to advanced works. Ensemble opportunities are available for our members to showcase their talents in smaller groups with performances at concerts and throughout the area.
Youth Symphony of DuPage offers an annual solo Concerto Competition giving the members of orchestras the opportunity to master concertos and solo performance. The winners perform their concertos at our our subsequent concerts.
Our concerts bring the drama and pleasure of fine music to people of all ages. Young people in our audience get to experience orchestral music first-hand – performed by their peers. The Youth Symphony of DuPage often features professional soloists at one, or more, of our concerts to inspire our young musicians and musical appreciation for our audience.