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Haley Hoops

Adjunct Lecturer of Horn

Haley Hoops, winner of the 2013 International Horn Competition of America, has been second horn player with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 1999. She’s played nationwide with orchestras that include the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony, The Grant Park Festival Orchestra, The Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra.

Hoops began her career in 1994 with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and the Lansing Symphony Orchestra. In 1996 she won a fellowship with the Tanglewood Music Festival. The following year she performed with the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra in Illinois. She subsequently progressed through other regional orchestras on her way to Dallas. Hoops also performs with the DSO-sponsored children’s educational brass quintet Symphony YES!, and Voices of Change, a Dallas-based contemporary music ensemble. In 2012, she premiered the Sonata for French Horn and Piano by James M. Stephenson at the International Horn Symposium.

Hoops has been a guest clinician at major universities across the country, and Adjunct Lecturer of Horn at Southern Methodist University since 2001.


M.M., Northwestern University; B.M.A., University of Michigan

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