Mahlon Darlington


Mahlon Darlington

Professor of Music



Mahlon Darlington is professor of violin at Iowa State. Mr. Darlington holds degrees from the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory and Columbia University. After studying with George Poinar in Cleveland and Oscar Shumsky in New York, Mr. Darlington served in the Basel (Switzerland) Chamber Orchestra. He later became a member of the Manhattan String Quartet and artist-in-residence at Grinnell College prior to his appointment at Iowa State University where he is violinist in the Ames Piano Quartet. In addition to chamber music, he has performed often as a violin soloist with orchestras in the U.S.A. and Taiwan and has been Concertmaster of the Des Moines Metro Opera Orchestra. Mr. Darlington teaches violin, viola, and music theory.