Megan Conley had a musical upbringing in Austin, Texas. She began harp lessons at the age of five. 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 received her Bachelor and Masters degrees from Rice University. In 2005, she was awarded a Fulbright Grant to study at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, France. In 2012, Megan won first place in the international Ima Hogg Competition, and later performed the Ginastera Harp Concerto with the Houston Symphony.
Megan has served as Principal Harpist of the Sarasota Opera Orchestra and the chamber orchestra CityMusic Cleveland. She has performed with the New York City Ballet, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, and the Bang On a Can All-Stars. She also performed for ‘The Fantasticks’ on Broadway.
Megan joined the Houston Symphony as Principal Harpist in January 2015. She spends her time in Brooklyn and Houston with her husband Shawn and their son Osian.