Rehearsals

 

Rehearsals are held at: Goodwin Auditorium, Benedictine University

Address: 

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.    

 

Rehersal Schedule

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

The Chamber Ensembles may meet a couple of weeks earlier.

Detailed calendar can be viewed and synchronized with your mobile devices HERE.  The best time to synch your devices with it is after July 2020.

Below is a list of 2019-2020 rehearsal times. The esitimated posting of the 2020-2021 draft schedule is late June, 2020. The confirmed schedule will be posted here on July 2020.   Please check back with us.

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

Philharmonia Strings (New): TBD

Concert Orchestra: 6:20 PM – 7:20 PM

Symphony Orchestra: 7:30 PM – 9:30 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.