Megan Conley (née Levin) had a musical upbringing in Austin, Texas. She began harp lessons at the age of five. The daughter of Austin musician Danny Levin, she grew up playing music with her father and siblings in the family band. By the time she was 15 she had played on several albums of Austin musicians, including the Grammy Awardwinning album ‘Los Super Seven.’
Megan received her Bachelor and Masters degrees from Rice University, where she studied with Paula Page. In 2005, she was awarded a Fulbright Grant to study with Isabelle Perrin at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, France. In 2012, Megan won first place in the Ima Hogg Competition, and subsequently performed the Ginastera Harp Concerto with the Houston Symphony.
Megan joined the Sarasota Opera Orchestra as Principal Harpist for their 2011 and 2012 seasons. She also served as Principal Harpist of the chamber orchestra CityMusic Cleveland from 2007-2012. As a freelance harpist, Megan has performed with the New York City Ballet, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Knights, the American Symphony, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, and the Bang On a Can All-Stars, among others. She also performed for ‘The Fantasticks’ on Broadway.
Megan joined the Houston Symphony as Principal Harpist in January 2015.