Norman Huynh is currently in his third season as associate conductor of the Oregon Symphony. Selected from a field of over 100 candidates from around the world, he was chosen for his exceptional conducting technique, his passion for a wide-ranging repertoire, and his unique ability to communicate with an audience.
The recipient of the 2015 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Scholarship, he has previously conducted the St. Louis, City of Birmingham (UK), Baltimore, Toledo, Charlotte, and Virginia symphonies, and the Peabody Symphony Orchestra.
He made his international conducting debut with the Princess Galyani Vadhana Youth Orchestra in Bangkok, Thailand, and has also conducted the Leipzig Symphony. He previously served as assistant conductor for the Spoleto Festival USA, the Portland Symphony Orchestra in Maine, Opera Carolina, the Lyric Opera of Baltimore, the Peabody Opera Theatre, and The Peabody Singers.
Norman co-founded the Occasional Symphony, an organization that spreads orchestral music throughout the city of Baltimore. Occasional Symphony performs on holidays by presenting innovative programs that resonate with its eclectic venue.
Norman studied orchestral conducting at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, working with Gustav Meier, Markand Thakar, and Marin Alsop. He received his B.S. in music education at the University of Alabama. For backstage stories, follow Norman on Instagram @normanconductor.