Maria Varonko graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Viola Performance Honors. While at Syracuse University, she played in the Syracuse University Symphony Orchestra, and was a member and flute section leader of the Syracuse University Marching Band. Maria studied viola with Arvilla Rovit and Eric Gustafson, who both play in the local professional symphony. Ms. Varonko completed her Master’s Degree in Music Education at the Hartt School at the University of Hartford in 2018. Ms. Varonko joined the Duxbury Music Department in 2020 as Orchestra Director for Duxbury Middle and High School. Before coming to Duxbury, Ms. Varonko was the District-Wide Elementary String Teacher for the Marshfield Public Schools.
In addition to teaching Orchestra, Ms. Varonko has many students in her private violin and viola studio. Her students have auditioned and have been accepted to play with honors orchestra festivals across the South Shore. Ms. Varonko plays viola and violin regularly with local professional orchestras and performing groups. She has also adjudicated for the Southeastern Massachusetts Music Educators District Festivals and has worked with the South Shore Conservatory Youth Orchestras.