Arline HinksonArline Hinkson studied music at the Fontainebleau School of Fine Arts in France and in Paris with Jean Casadesus, Robert Casadesus and Nadia Boulanger, at the Conservatoire de Paris with Pierre Sancan and at the Yale Graduate School of Music. She also studied piano with Katherine Bacon, a Julliard professor and the ehru with Wang Guowei.

She graduated from Connecticut College as a music major. She received her Masters degree in Music Education as well as a Professional Diploma in School Educational Administration from Long Island University and her Orff Certifications from Hofstra University.

She has appeared in concerts in France and has performed as a piano soloist with the Lawton/Oklahoma City Symphony, the C.W. Post Orchestra of Long Island University, the North Shore Symphony Orchestra and the Northern Neck Orchestra (NNO). She was a charter member and teacher with the Greater Westbury Arts Council, made professional appearances with Piano Cameos, the Lyric Theater and the Pro Musica Ensemble. She has performed with the Hofstra University Orchestra, the Westbury Community Orchestra, the Westbury Community Chorale, the Westbury Community Theatre, the North Shore Symphony, the Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra (TIO) and the Northern Neck Orchestra (NNO).

She has written music for voice and string ensembles which has been performed by local groups and has published a composition for beginning students of the flute.

Before her retirement, she was the Director of Music in the Westbury Schools where she developed a successful string program. She organized and hosted a NYSSMA Festival for 2000 students. She currently performs as a violinist with the Northern Neck Orchestra. She is active in local music and church groups, performing on violin or piano and occasionally the organ.