John “A.d.i.d.a.m.” Littlejohn is a violinist and hip-hop artist. He is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory where he completed a Master of Music degree and a Graduate Performance Diploma in violin performance with Herbert Greenberg, after completing a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Michigan. He has served as the concertmaster of the Newark Symphony and has been a member of numerous orchestras and ensembles including the Baltimore Opera Orchestra. As a soloist he has performed with orchestras and given recitals throughout North America and Europe.
A.d.i.d.a.m., which is an acronym for “All Day I Dream About Music,” has produced two full-length albums, “Violinistik” and “All Day I Dream About Music.” Tim Smith, music critic of the Baltimore Sun, called his music “distinctive” with “tightly rhymed lyrics,” and a VH1 entertainment journalist called his compositions “extremely original and magnificently arranged and played.”
He is a currently a member of Infinitus, a genre-bending, beatboxing string trio. As an active proponent of music outreach, John is the Executive Director and founder of the Thrive City String Academy, a summer music camp for low-income music students. He is also the director of the Thrive City String Boot Camp, an intensive retreat for intermediate to advanced string players. He is on the faculty of the Delta Community Music School and String Coordinator for the Saint James Music Academy. John resides in the greater Vancouver (BC) area with his wife and family.