Deanna Tham


Rock climbing is my main hobby outside of music. We climb indoors, outdoors, and in all styles. I like it because it’s actually really similar to live performance. It combines problem solving, gracefulness, and intricate self awareness, much like conducting does. Most of all, it requires meticulous rehearsal of a […]

More Photos of Deanna at Play


  Although I live and work in Florida, I spend my summers in Colorado doing a lot of hiking, scrambling, and climbing in the mountains with my boyfriend and the dogs. (Odin is in this picture.) This is Eldorado Canyon, one of our favorite spots. The Union Symphony Board of […]

Summer Greetings From Deanna Tham   Recently updated !



Photo Nathalie Long Photography The end of summer is perfect for those last summer barbecues. Whether you’re doing a small garden event with friends or just enjoying time with your spouse, children, and dogs, we have a perfect playlist for the perfect evening.  Preparation Music: Upbeat, energizing music for whipping […]

Maestro’s End of Summer Listening List


The Union Symphony Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Deanna Tham as Music Director for Union Symphony Orchestra. During her time of service as assistant conductor, Tham’s ability to instantly engage with our audiences and musicians has been exciting to observe. Her talent, love of community, and […]

Announcing Music Director for Union Symphony Orchestra




Union Symphony Orchestra Salute to Cinema Deanna Tham, conductor The Dowd Theatre Downtown Monroe In memory of Mr. Frank Dowd, Jr.   The concert and reception are postponed with plans to reschedule next season. Photo by Nathalie Long Photography

Salute to Cinema – Postponed



Photos by David Brandt Photos of Wingate University Pops on the Quad The weather cooperated while USO, under baton of Deanna Tham, took listeners on a “Journey through Space, Time and Fantasy”. We want to thank all who traveled to hear us and many thanks to the staff of our […]

Photos of Pops on the Quad


Pops On The Quad  Monday, September 2, 2019 “Journey through Space, Time, and Fantasy” Academic Quad Wingate University American composer, conductor and orchestrator of film scores, James Horner, will have a piece performed from Apollo 13 by USO at Pops On The Quad. Horner collaborated on multiple projects with directors, […]

James Horner