Betsy Hinkle, violinist, pursues dual careers as a performer and innovative music educator. She is the founder and director of the Boston Public Quartet and the non-profit musiConnects, which provides free access to holistic and in-depth music education and performance in the neighborhoods of Boston. Read more about the Boston Public Quartet and musiConnects at www.musiconnects.org. Ms. Hinkle received an M.M. from The New England Conservatory and B.M. from Florida State University, both in violin performance. She has performed with the Boston Ballet Orchestra, the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music, and the Boston Classical Orchestra, and has served as concertmaster for several area orchestras. With the BPQ she has performed at the Harvard Musical Association, in the Lark Chamber Music Series, and in many Boston venues such as Emmanuel Church.