Sandy Hinkley

Sandy Hinkley The School of Music SHSU

Sandy Hinkley, PhD
Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Music Education, Associate Director of Choral Activities

School of Music, 319 | 936.294.1358 |

Division | Music Education

Dr. Sandy Hinkley is the Coordinator of Music Education and Associate Director of Choral Activities at Sam Houston State University, where she teaches courses in Music Education and conducts the SHSU Men’s Choir. Prior to joining the SHSU faculty, Dr. Hinkley taught choral music in Florida for 20 years at both the middle and high school levels. Ensembles under her direction have performed at the FMEA Professional Development Conference, as well as at ACDA State, Southern Division, and National Conferences.

Dr. Hinkley has supervised student teachers from various Florida universities and she has served on a number of writing teams for secondary music curriculum. She has presented pedagogical sessions at TMEA, TCDA, and FMEA conventions, as well as at ACDA State, Regional, and National Conferences. Her research interests include choral pedagogy, vocal modeling, and music literacy and assessment. Over the years, Dr. Hinkley has given research presentations at TMEA, the NAFME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference, and the ACDA Research Symposium.

Additionally, Dr. Hinkley oversees the summer Choral Professional Development Workshop, sponsored by the SHSU Center for Music Education. This workshop is designed to provide training for pre-service and in-service teachers, and offers sessions on a wide range of topics—from vocal pedagogy and music literacy to repertoire selection and technology. She is passionate about supporting educators in the music field and serves as an active clinician and presenter throughout the school year.

Dr. Hinkley received a Ph.D. in Choral Conducting and Music Education from the Florida State University, a Master of Music Education from the University of Central Florida, and a Bachelor of Music Education from the Florida State University.