Dareion Malone

COA+A DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD RECIPIENT
BM Music Education, 2013

Dareion Malone has been singing and playing piano since early childhood and has performed nationally and internationally, including in West Africa, South Africa, and Europe. His stage credits include performances with Celine Dion, Dolly Parton, and other mainstream recording artists. His baritone voice has been featured in numerous ensembles as well as principal opera roles. He has appeared as a soloist with the Charlotte Symphony and Chorus as well as other regional ensembles. Works have included J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244), Handel’s Messiah, and Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem.

As an active member of the Charlotte community and an advocate for music education, Dareion holds membership in the National Association for Music Education, American Choral Directors Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America, Inc. He is also a board member for Charlotte Concerts and the founder and co-artistic director of Sine Nomine Vocal Ensemble. He serves as the Repertoire and Resources Chair for Senior High Choirs for the North Carolina Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. Additionally, he serves on the board of the Choral Section of the North Carolina Music Educators Association and is an active choral adjudicator for WorldStrides Heritage Festivals.

Dareion worked for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools from 2013 to 2016, and held the position as Chorus Master and Men's Chorus accompanist at UNC Charlotte from 2014 to 2017. Presently, Dareion is the choral music instructor at Marvin Ridge High School in Waxhaw, NC. Much of his time is given to creating ways to provide access to quality music education for all students, especially those situated in areas that have been marginalized.