Venona Detrick

Venona (Nonie) B. Detrick received a BME from Wichita State University, KS, and an MME from Temple University (PA).  She is the Director/Founder of the York Area Suzuki Superbows, a private Violin/Viola Studio and performing group, and the No Strings Attached string quartet.


After 27 ½ years Nonie retired from the Dallastown Area School District as an instructor of strings.  Currently, she continues private teaching at her home studio and as an adjunct instructor at the York College of Pennsylvania.  Her York Area Suzuki Superbows regularly perform for civic events. Many of her students play in the PMEA District through State orchestras, serve as leaders in their school and community youth orchestras and excel as professional musicians.  


Summers find her teaching, coaching, and conducting at the Baltimore String Orchestra Camp.  Recently she began assisting as a teacher in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Orchkids program. She participates in educational Music in Our Schools and Stage the Page school programs in York and Lancaster Counties. Nonie currently serves on the board of the PA/DE String Teachers Association.  She also serves on the Education Committee of the York Symphony Orchestra.


Nonie is a violinist with the York Symphony Orchestra, the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra, Allegro - the Chamber Orchestra of Lancaster, the Harrisburg Choral Society, and performs as a freelance musician.  In 2017 she received the first York Symphony Orchestra, Chuck Long Award, honoring outstanding leadership, commitment, and dedication to the Greater York community.  


Nonie has previously performed with the Lancaster Symphony, Harrisburg Symphony, Reading Pops Orchestra, PA Philharmonic, and numerous orchestras in Indiana, Kansas, and Illinois as concertmaster, principal or section player.  She also served eleven years as the Assistant Conductor of the York Junior Symphony.


While living in Southern York County with her husband, Joe, Nonie maintains numerous family and professional connections in the Lancaster area.