Malcolm Burke joins the UCF Bands as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. His responsibilities include working with the concert bands, athletic bands, chamber ensembles, and helping with special events and other administrative assignments.
From 2016-2021, Malcolm was the Director of Orchestras at Mason City High School in Mason City, Iowa. While at Mason City, Malcolm’s groups received Division I ratings at State Large Group Festival, worked with clinicians from Iowa and Minnesota, received an invitation in 2019 to participate in University of Northern Iowa’s Orchestra Invitational, and performed each year at the North Iowa Band Festival and was part of a consortium commission with composer Shelley Hanson. In the community, the MCHS orchestra and band held an annual food drive for the local food bank. In addition to his high school orchestra duties, Malcolm taught low brass lessons at the middle and intermediate schools and wrote pregame drill as assistant for the high school marching band. As a performer, Malcolm played trombone in the Mason City Municipal Band and the Jazz Coalition Big Band.
Malcolm is a graduate of University of Northern Iowa earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Instrumental Music Education. While at UNI, he studied both cello and trombone and participated in numerous large group and chamber ensembles. Malcolm served as a Music Ambassador and as the co-head of the school of music student tech crew. His professional memberships include Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the International String Teachers Association and the Iowa Bandmasters Association.