The Oregon Symphony welcomes Norman Huynh as he continues his second season as our associate conductor. 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 Baltimore Symphony, Toledo Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Macon Symphony, 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.
He co-founded the Occasional Symphony, an organization renowned for playing innovative musical programs in unique venues throughout the city of Baltimore.
Huynh received his Master’s Degree in orchestral conducting at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University where he studied with Gustav Meier, Markand Thakar, Edward Polochick and Marin Alsop.