Oregon Symphony Names New Associate Conductor

By Nicolas Quiroga

The Oregon Symphony has named Deanna Tham its new Associate Conductor.

In her role, Tham will support the artistic development of the orchestra in close collaboration with Music Director David Danzmayr. She will also conduct concerts by popular classical, pop, youth, film and contemporary artists.

“I am so honored to join the Oregon Symphony’s conducting staff and look forward to working with its Music Director and the orchestra’s amazing group of musicians, plus Portland is a wonderfully unique city and I look forward to exploring and serving the community,”  Tham said in an official statement.

Tham will commence her new role at the start of the 2022-2023 season, replacing current Associate Conductor Norman Huynh.

Tham is currently the Music Director of the Union Symphony Orchestra and has worked as Assistant Conductor of the Omaha Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony and the Chicago Sinfonietta. She has a professional studies certificate from the Cleveland Institute of Music in Orchestral Conducting and received her Master of Music from Northwestern University’s Honors Conducting Program. She also received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Horn Performance from Carnegie Mellon University.