Violinist-Composer Maria Mykolenko has been teaching violin at The Allen-Stevenson School since 2005. Since 2008 Maria has also coached chamber music at the School.
As a violin performance major at the Juilliard School she studied violin with Dorothy Delay and chamber music with Lillian Fuchs and Samuel Rhodes. Chamber music and orchestral studies were further pursued at festivals such as Tanglewood’s Berkshire Music Center, the Blossom Festival of the Cleveland Orchestra and the Quartet Program.
Maria holds an Artist Diploma in Composition from the Hartt School of Music, an M.F.A. in Music/Sound from Bard College and an M.A. in Composition from Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY). Maria is active in the New York City area as a composer, improviser and violinist. Her electroacoustic sound pieces have been performed at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival since 2014. Her electroacoustic soundscape “sounds and voices” will be performed at the VU Symposium, a symposium of experimental, electronic and improvised music, in July, 2019 in Park City, Utah.
Maria's liberal arts education includes studies in economics in the MBA program at the University of Chicago and economics and philosophy at the University of Michigan. She holds a B.A. in economics and philosophy.
Her eclectic educational background influences her teaching and coaching at Allen-Stevenson. She brings to her lessons a diverse mix of violin technique, music theory and music history. Her chamber music work involves arranging and composing pieces to fit the levels and interests of the boys participating in the groups.