Before he could speak, Dayvin M.A. Hallmon showed an awareness and love of music. At the age of five years old he began taking piano lessons. Later he learned the clarinet and saxophone. A few years later, Dayvin began studying the violin and viola. Perfectly at home in both Gospel and Western Classical, Dayvin was Assistant Concertmaster of the Church of God In Christ International Orchestra for seven years. Due to the unique musical lineage of Mr. Hallmon’s teachers, he is a grandchild of Jascha Heifetz, Dr. Thomas Dorsey, and Dr. Mattie Moss Clark. Mr. Hallmon draws from those backgrounds and traditions for building ensembles in churches and helping congregations craft a strategic vision for their music ministry.
Dayvin was born in Chicago, grew up in Racine, Wisconsin and is currently a resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is the founder and Music Director of The Black String Triage Ensemble. Aside from playing at the scene of shootings and sites of civil unrest to keep the peace, the organization includes one symphony orchestra-The Black Diaspora Symphony Orchestra. In January 2023, Mr. Hallmon became the assistant conductor for Milwaukee’s Concord Chamber Orchestra.
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