Musicians

Columbus Symphony Orchestra Musicians

Maalik Glover

Violin

Recent alumnus of the CCM/CSO Diversity Fellowship, violinist Maalik Glover is an active orchestral musician and private teacher. He has received recognition at competitions such as winning Omega Psi Phi’s Talent Hunt, receiving an Honorable Mention at the Schwob School of Music Concerto Competition, as well being a winner of the 2021 CCM Violin Competition.

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Glover has studied the violin since the age of 11. He has an unyielding advocacy of promoting diversity in classical music. Glover’s first significant accomplishment was his acceptance into the Talent Development Program, an initiative launched by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra that targets gifted African-American and Latino music students to further develop their future careers as accomplished classical musicians. Since then, he has held private studios of his own, collaborating with the Schwob Preparatory Division, LaGrange Symphony Orchestra’s Strings Attached, as well as Musicbuk.

Glover has performed in Italy, Canada and throughout the United States. He has spent two summers performing with the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy in Powell River, British Columbia. Glover has held fellowships with Spoleto Festival USA and the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra in addition to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He continues to make occasional appearances performing with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

In 2019, Glover graduated summa cum laude from Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music. He later completed his Master’s at University of Cincinnati’s CollegeConservatory of Music in 2022. In his spare time, Glover loves exploring and travelling to new cities as well as composing film and video game music.