About Malik Rowland
Get to know Malik Rowland
Malik brings in a wealth of musical knowledge to Music & Arts. He has performed many different genres of music and is always striving to grow as a musician and educator. He is passionate about helping new students build self-esteem, grow creatively, and reach their goals. As an active professional musician - instrumentalist and vocalist, Malik also works with various high school band programs in the greater Charlotte Area and performs with various ensembles. Malik grew up as a Charlotte area native, and is a graduate of Western Carolina University with an Bachelor's degree in Music with a concentration in performance. Malik is also a proud member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America. He remains an avid lover, advocate and ambassador for the performing arts.
As a scholarship student at WCU, he made the Dean’s List and was heavily involved in various ensembles. Including the WCU Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band, and the Catamount Singers and Electric Soul; which is a commercial music ensemble that performs a variety of styles including pop, funk, jazz, and R&B, along with other genres. As a member of the WCU Concert Choir and the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band, was quite active on their various trips and tours. In May of 2018, he performed in the prestigious venues of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Carnegie Hall in New York City with the WCU Concert Choir. He has also received numerous opportunities to perform and conduct with the aforementioned groups. He also received the opportunity to perform on Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition with the Washington Heights Orchestra; a local professional group that serves the communities of Upper Manhattan and Washington Heights areas. Malik has previously led masterclasses at the Far West Band Clinic, and the WCU Summer Symposium of the Marching Arts where he served as a counselor for three years. He also volunteered as a Peer Mentor with the WCU chapter of United Sound for two years, which strives to “provide musical performance experiences to students with disabilities through peer mentorship.”
Malik attended graduate courses at the University of Alabama, pursuing a Masters in Euphonium Performance with Dr. Jeremy Crawford as his teacher. He served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) with the UA Tuba & Euphonium studio, whose duties included teaching applied lessons, assisting with studio classes, coaching and conducting small chamber and larger ensembles, and etc. During his time at Alabama, he participated in various groups including serving as Principal Euphonium in the UA Wind Ensemble for four semesters under the baton of Dr. Kenneth Ozzello, while during that time performed and premiered pieces with Tuba and Euphonium virtuosos Patrick Sheridan and Demondrae Thurman. The ensemble also performed as a featured group at the American Bandmasters Association (ABA) Conference in March of 2020. Also involved with an active Tuba Quartet and Ensemble, he was formerly an active member of the UA University Singers, the top choral ensemble at the University and also performed as a featured soloist on Gustav Holst’s The Planets with the Huxford Symphony Orchestra in February of 2020.
In his free time, he enjoys attending concerts, hiking, watching and participating in sports, and quality time with family and friends. He is very excited to work with you and make music!