Haley Hoops

Second Horn

Becky & Brad Todd Chair

Haley Hoops has been the Second Horn player of the Dallas Symphony since 1999. She has also performed with orchestras across the globe, including, the orchestras of Detroit, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, and Milwaukee. She is a member of the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra and has performed since 2018 as the Second Horn of the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, CA.

In 2012, Haley Hoops wanted to try her hand at solo performing. She co-commissioned and premiered the Sonata for Horn by James Stephenson at the International Horn Workshop in Denton, TX. Wanting to learn more about solo playing, in 2013, she competed in the International Horn Competition of America and won First Prize. Since that time, she has been invited to perform solo recitals at major universities around the country and horn workshops. She also was invited to play as the solo horn player with Adele on her 2016 Dallas tour date.

Haley Hoops has taught at Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, TX, since 2001 and maintains a private studio in her home.

In 2020, Haley Hoops started a YouTube channel called “haleyhoops” to help influence aspiring horn players.

In her free time, Haley Hoops enjoys competing in sprint triathlons, golfing, and cooking.