The Oregon Symphony has appointed DEANNA THAM as associate conductor. Tham begins at the Oregon Symphony at the start of the 2022-23 season, succeeding Associate Conductor Norman Huynh. Tham is currently music director of the Union Symphony Orchestra in Monroe, North Carolina, assistant conductor of Florida’s Jacksonville Symphony, and principal conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras. She has previously served as assistant conductor of the Chicago Sinfonietta, music director of the Louisville Youth Orchestra, music director of the Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and has regularly guest conducted with the Boise Philharmonic and Ballet Idaho. Tham 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 earned a bachelor of fine arts in horn performance from Carnegie Mellon University. In 2019, she was appointed assistant conductor of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States (NYO-USA and NYO2) and has won conducting awards.