Full Name
Myron Leonard
Speaker Bio

Myron Leonard, is a 15 year old sophomore at Charles R. Drew Charter School in. Atlanta, Georgia. Myron began playing the harp when he was 11 years old. His school offered a harp class that was available through the Urban Youth Harp Ensemble. This class is taught by Dr. Molly O’Roark and Jennifer Betzer. He joined the Talent Development program in 2020 while he was in the 7th grade. He takes lessons from ASO’s principal harpist, Elisabeth Remy Johnson.  Myron went to the prestigious Interlochen Arts Summer Camp in 2022. During the 3 week camp, he was a part of the Interlochen Symphony Orchestra and was selected as Principal harpist for the Intermediate age group. Myron won the Atlanta Harp Composition Competition on the lever harp in 2021. His winning composition is called Follow the Wind and a digital PDF is available for purchase on the Atlanta Harp Center website. Myron received Superior ratings from the Solo and Ensemble performances in fall of 2022 and 2023.  Myron also is interested in conducting and composing. He is also a member of the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra. He is the principal harpist for this orchestra. Myron attended the Sewanee Summer Music Festival in the summer of 2023. He played for the TDP 30th Anniversary concert at Spivey Hall in fall of 2023. Myron also auditioned into the GMEA All State 9/10 Full Orchestra, and 9/10 Concert Band.

Myron Leonard