Amy Hinkson taught band for 13 years in North Carolina and Arkansas, most recently serving as Assistant Band Director at Lakeside Jr. High in Springdale, AR. Prior to Lakeside, Amy worked as Percussion Coordinator for the Alma School District for 8 years. She earned a Master of Music in Percussion Performance from the University of Missouri in 2004 and a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Arkansas in 2002. Amy’s bands consistently earned Excellent and Superior ratings at Concert Assessments, and her students routinely landed spots in the All-Region and All-State bands. Amy resides in Fayetteville with her husband, JR, and two sons, Jack and Nolan. The Hinkson family loves to watch baseball (especially the Texas Rangers!) and, of course, all things Razorback!
Amy Hinkson joined the Palen Music Center team during the summer of 2017 and was named MVP of Palen Music Center in 2020.