As an exceptional arts administrator and a riveting vocalist, Meena Malik lives on both sides of the music career spectrum. As an Arts Administrator, Malik has been described as “a mover and a shaker” and “a creative thinker with work ethic second to none.” Malik is currently the Program Coordinator of the National Theater Project at the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA). Past positions include the following: General Manager, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra; Director of Education and Outreach, MetroWest Opera; and Assistant to the Prep Director, New England Conservatory.
As an artist, Malik is astonishingly versatile. Her earliest influences were her father who is an amateur traditional Minyo competitor, exposure to Japanese pop music, regular karaoke with friends, and singing in her high school choirs. Since making her operatic debut in Hansel and Gretel, she has performed with Opera Providence, MetroWest Opera, Boston Opera Collaborative, New England Orchestra and other local musical organizations. She currently performs with Voci Angelica Trio, an ethnically diverse group that perform evocative and emotionally resonant folk music from Asian, Latin American, African and European traditions which are transformed into engaging original arrangements for cello, voice, and percussion. Malik is also in the process of creating a Japanese Art Song Anthology for young singers with pronunciation guides and history of each song with pianist Linda Papatopoli.
Malik holds both a Masters in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory and a Masters in Arts Administration from Boston University.