Megan Conley (née Levin) had a musical upbringing in Austin, Texas. She began harp lessons at the age of five and grew up playing music in the family band. By the time she was 15, she had played on several albums of Austin musicians, including the Grammy Award-winning album ‘Los Super Seven.’
Megan studied at Rice University with Paula Page and as a Fulbright scholar in Paris, France. In 2012, Megan won first place in the international Ima Hogg Competition and subsequently performed the Ginastera Harp Concerto with the Houston Symphony.
Megan has performed with the New York City Ballet, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Sarasota Opera Orchestra, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, and the Bang On a Can All-Stars, as well as playing ‘The Fantasticks’ on Broadway. She joined the Houston Symphony as Principal Harpist in January 2015. She is also a member of the Brooklyn-based chamber orchestra, The Knights.
A dedicated environmentalist, Megan has recently founded a conservation nonprofit called Ocean Music Action. This organization presents multi-sensory concerts paired with volunteer beach or waterway cleanups, as a way to raise awareness for ocean stewardship.