Delaine Fedson Leonard
Delaine Fedson Leonard is a versatile performer and vibrant educator in Austin, TX. Her passion is empowering young performers and teachers to find their artistic voices. Experienced in the world of opera, orchestra and traditional harp chamber music pairings, she has begun exploring unusual collaborations for the harp. In 2014, Tuba Euphonium Press published her collaborative edition of “Salve Maria” for harp and euphonium (with Eileen Meyer Russell). Today, her energy is focused on the American Harp Quartet and transcriptions of opera arias in collaboration with mezzo soprano Kathryn Findlen.
For many years, Fedson Leonard worked to raise public awareness of the harp through service to the American Harp Society, Inc. She served multiple terms as national President, Secretary to the Board, and on the Board of Directors. Today, she is the Education Group Coordinator and a member of the Nominating, Grants and Education Committees.
Fedson Leonard teaches at the University of Texas Butler School of Music, the Sarofim School of Fine Arts at Southwestern University, and the Stone Gate Suzuki Studio where she welcomes students of all ages and abilities. Among her many credentials are starting the first Suzuki Harp studio in Texas in 1986 and earning Suzuki Teacher Trainer status in 2004. It is Fedson Leonard’s passion to be a part of any student’s, or teacher’s, journey in sharing the harp, and its music, with the world.