Norman Huynh, assistant conductor of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, will spend three weeks in Germany after receiving the 2015 Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Scholarship.

Huynh, who is also the symphony’s community liaison, will work with renowned conductor Kurt Masur while in Germany, according to a press release. Huynh received the scholarship from the American Friends of the Mendelssohn Foundation. He will be in Leipzig, Germany, during the Mendelssohn Festival in September, where he will take part in master classes and attend lectures, and he will travel to several other cities.

Lisa Dixon, the symphony’s executive director, called Huynh “an incredibly talented conductor” and said in the release that everyone in the symphony is “thrilled” at his receiving the scholarship. — Ray Routhier