Jamie Leff is the 2nd horn of the Houston Ballet Orchestra and is an active freelancer and teacher in the area. Previously, Jamie spent 3 seasons as 2nd horn with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also performed with the Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, the San Antonio Symphony, and the North Carolina Symphony. Jamie received her Bachelor's degree from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, where she studied with Dale Clevenger and Jeff Nelsen. While there, Jamie had the opportunity to study abroad in Vienna, Austria, where she worked with Wolfgang Vladar of the Vienna Philharmonic. She received her Master's degree from DePaul University, under the tutelage of Jim Smelser and Oto Carrillo of the Chicago Symphony. During her time in Houston, she studied with Robert Johnson, the Associate Principal Horn of the Houston Symphony. Throughout her professional life, Jamie's been afforded opportunities to work alongside Yo Yo Ma, Jaap van Sweden, Gerard Schwarz, Alastair Willis, Carlos Miguel Prieto, and Gustavo Dudamel.