We are the musicians of the Youth Symphony of DuPage Concert and Symphony Orchestras. Youth Symphony of DuPage is dedicated to bringing advanced ensemble training and performance opportunities to 150 talented young musicians from DuPage County and nearby towns.
Our Concert Orchestra members are primarily advanced grade-school and junior-high school age musicians. The Symphony Orchestra members are junior-high and high school instrumentalists. YSDP is a unique opportunity for us to tackle great music and achieve musical excellence.
The Concert Orchestra repertoire is drawn from the standard classical literature. The Symphony Orchestra tackles more advanced works, from the classics to modern like “Star Wars” and “Carnival of the Animals,” and even new pieces by area composers.
Youth Symphony of DuPage’s Annual Solo Competition gives the members of both orchestras the opportunity to master concertos. The winners perform their concertos at our May concert.
Our concerts bring the drama and pleasure of fine music to people of all ages. And young people in our audience get to experience orchestral music first-hand – performed by their peers. YSDP’s December and May concerts present the Concert and Symphony orchestras. Our March concert is our annual fund-raising event in which the YSDP Symphony Orchestra presents diverse and exciting works with a common theme or subject.