Ms. Delaine Fedson Leonard
Harp Teacher / Teacher Trainer
Delaine Fedson Leonard is a versatile performer and vibrant educator in Austin, TX, who is passionate about 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, her collaborative edition of “Salve Maria” for harp and euphonium (with Eileen Meyer Russell) was published by Tuba Euphonium Press. 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 work to raise the harp’s profile 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 Grants and Human Relations 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 1985 and earning her Suzuki Teacher Trainer status in 2004. It is her passion to be a part of any student’s, or teacher’s, journey in sharing the harp, and its music, with the world.