Community Programs at the Jacksonville Symphony
First Coast Nutcracker
Meet Deanna Tham
Jacksonville Symphony Assistant Conductor, JSYO Principal Conductor
Deanna Tham is the Assistant Conductor at the Chicago Sinfonietta and is a regular guest conductor with groups all over the United States, including Ballet Idaho and Opera Idaho. She has studied with Carl Topilow at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Dr. Mallory Thompson at Northwestern University, and worked with other renown conductors such as Marin Alsop, James Ross, Victor Yampolsky, Kenneth Kiesler, and Richard Rosenberg. Previously, she was resident music director of the American Chamber Opera, based in Chicago, Illinois. Her work with the company has included a groundbreaking semi-staged production of Mendelssohn’s oratorio, Elijah, and Mozart’s Don Giovanni, staged in English.
Deanna Tham received her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University in Horn Performance.