We are so proud of all of our alumni.
We have news from Allijah Motika who just graduated from Catawba College in May.
He studied music, with a concentration in Popular Music and achieved summa cum laude. He received many honors while there, including getting a Presidential Scholarship, and was on the Dean’s List and Presidential Honor Roll. He was a member of Alpha Chi Honors Society, a Junior Marshal, and was named Who’s Who Among Students.
As a student, he participated in an Artist Development Program, learning everything from being a live sound engineer to helping oversee performance spaces on campus. He also tutored other students in various subjects. This has helped prepare him for life after college – running a band and fulfilling his dream of being a musician!
Allijah is part of a band that formed in 2012 called Life Size. He also is the acting manager, promoter and booking agent. In addition, he’s a co-songwriter, co-producer, and plays multiple instruments for shows and performances.
Already, he has several notable performances:
- Vernaculars All-Stars at the NC Governor’s Inaugural Ball in 2013 – with Parmalee and The Avett Brothers
- God’s Appointed People Choir at the Democratic National Convention in 2012 – with Jessica Sanchez
- Catawba Singers – European Tour 2011 and Chicago Performance – with Eric Whitacre
- Governor’s School West Chorus – 2009
Great job to Allijah – we are proud of you and so thrilled that you’re part of the Rainbow family!
Here’s a recent quote from Sarah Hall – Salisbury Post
“Their songs, all original compositions, demonstrated that they have become accomplished songwriters.”