"GREEN...the color I want my music to be... like a living, organic thing that grows and evolves. A musician’s work goes through periods of hot and cold, summer and winter. I want my music to be something that happily differs from day to day and season to season yet remains alive and green."
A vibrant musician and innovative educator, Arizona-born harpist Megan Metheney uses her classical training to push the harp envelope, using this instrument to create a sound and style truly her own. Her music showcases a mix of jazz, folk, contemporary, and classical styles that always drive after authentic, meaningful expression.
An accomplished performer and avid collaborative artist, Megan has worked with numerous artists in other disciplines including songwriters, composers, dancers, choreographers, visual artists, poets, and studio musicians. At the age of 35, she has performed in over 13 countries.
Equally dedicated to performing and teaching, Megan served as director of one of the United States’ largest public school harp programs in Odessa, Texas from 2008-2010, teaching harpists age 10-18. She is also a former faculty member at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin and Odessa College.
Megan holds a BM in harp from the University of Arizona with jazz harpist Carrol McLaughlin and a MM from the University of Texas at Austin under Delaine Fedson. She gained a Premiere Prix from the music conservatory in Grasse, France under the tutelage of Alessandra Magrini and Elisabeth Fontan-Binoche. She cherishes the memories of her first harp lessons at the age of 12 with Adrienne Bridgewater.
Megan lives in the petit village of Cabris, France with her husband and two daughters, Eloïse and Joséphine.