Dareion Malone is a native of Byhalia, Mississippi, and has been singing and playing piano since early childhood. Dareion received the Bachelor of Music Education from UNC Charlotte. He also holds the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi.
Dareion has performed nationally and internationally, including West Africa, South Africa, and Europe. His stage credits include performances with Celine Dion, Dolly Parton, and other mainstream recording artists. Dareion’s 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 Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Handel’s Messiah, and Faure’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.
In addition to his roles as Chorus Master and Men's Chorus accompanist at UNC Charlotte, Dareion is the choral music and piano instructor at Marvin Ridge High School in Waxhaw. 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.