Matthew E. Malhiot (b. 1997) is a student at the University of Central Florida, pursuing a Bachelor of Music Education. Matthew’s musical experience began at age 7, as a piano student of the Rollins College Community School of Music. Matthew then started percussion at age 10. At UCF, Matthew is studying percussion with Dr. Thad Anderson, Kirk Gay, and Jeff Moore. Matthew is currently a member of the Percussion Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and Steel Band.
Matthew is an avid freelance percussionist and educator in the Orlando area. Matthew’s performance credentials include The Midwest Clinic, Florida Music Educators Association, UCF Symphony Orchestra, UCF Wind Ensemble, and various musical theater productions in the Orlando Area. As an educator, Matthew is currently Director of The Freedom High School Percussion Ensemble and Front Ensemble, Bridgewater Middle School Music Camp, and teaches privately in the Orlando area. Matthew is also an avid composer and arranger.