Jamie Leff



Master of Music – DePaul University
Bachelor of Music – Indiana University

Jamie joined the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra as 2nd horn in 2018.  A native of the Chicago area, Jamie started on horn in the 5th grade.  With musical parents who are also refined brass players, there was really no avoiding falling in love with classical music. 

In 2013, Jamie received her Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, where she studied with world renowned horn players, Dale Clevenger and Jeff Nelsen.  During her junior year, Jamie had the opportunity for a semester abroad in Vienna, Austria, where she studied with Wolfgang Vladar, 3rd horn of the Vienna Philharmonic. Shortly after, Jamie graduated with a Master’s degree from DePaul University, under the tutelage of Jim Smelser and Oto Carrillo of the Chicago Symphony.  Jamie was accepted as an associate member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, where she played alongside Yo-Yo Ma in their artistic challenge program, conducted by LPO’s very own, Carlos Miguel Prieto.

In 2015, Jamie moved to Houston to pursue a Performance Certificate, studying with Robert Johnson, the Associate Principal Horn of the Houston Symphony. Before finishing at UH, Jamie won her first job as the 2nd horn of the Houston Ballet Orchestra. On top of that, she played frequently with the Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, and the San Antonio Symphony.

In her free time, Jamie practices yoga, adores teaching when she gets the chance, enjoys baking, cooking, reading, and spending time with her cats, Remy and Eleanor Rigby.

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