Nancy is a West Roxbury resident who started her career path as a lawyer and served for five years as a Senior Investigator for the United States Department of Labor. After coming to the realization that she would find more personal fulfillment in the arts, Nancy embraced a new direction as the sole proprietor—and resident artist—of 3D and UP Pottery Studio in Jamaica Plain. This community-based experience helped position Nancy for her next career move: Associate Director of the Society of Arts and Crafts, where she built up her arts administration skills over seven years, including serving as Interim Executive Director. Prior to joining musiConnects, Nancy served as the Finance Manager at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Mass.
Along with this extensive experience in nonprofit management, Nancy is no stranger to music education and performance. As a drummer—in her spare time—Nancy can be found volunteering during the summer at Girls Rock Boston or performing with her band at Bella Luna in Jamaica Plain! Nancy is excited to be leading an organization that “embraces the transformative power of music.”
Betsy Hinkle is a Boston-based violinist equally at home on the concert stage and serving her community through equity-based education and performances. She has performed throughout New England with orchestras and chamber ensembles, namely the Boston Public Quartet, musiConnects Players, the Boston Ballet Orchestra and the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music.
Betsy is a 2018-2020 META Fellow of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Previous honors include serving as the 2017 Alumni Commencement speaker at New England Conservatory, and receiving the 2014 Barbara C. Harris Award for Social Justice.
Betsy founded the non-profit musiConnects in 2007 to establish and support educational and artistic residences using an innovative chamber music model. From 2007 - 2017 she served as the organization’s Executive and then Artistic Director. She remains a very active Resident Musician, concentrating on teaching, performing and designing curriculum for musiConnects.
Betsy received her Master of Music in Violin Performance, as well as a Music in Education Concentration, in the studio of Nicholas Kitchen of the renowned Borromeo String Quartet. A native Floridian, she received her Bachelor of Music from the Florida State University, on full academic and music scholarships, and played in the Honors Piano Trio as a Liberace Scholar. She lives in Roslindale with her husband and two children and loves cooking, baking and gardening.
board of Directors
Kalya Hamlett Murray, President
Executive Director of the Bethel Institute for Social Justice
Maureen E. Quigley, Treasurer
Portfolio Manager and Chief Compliance Officer
Howland Capital Management
Laura Messina, Clerk
Academic and International Student Advisor
New England Conservatory
former musiConnects Resident Musician
Community Engagement Manager
Lena Park CDC
Human Resources Director at Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
Amy Lucid Inezian
Healthcare & Education specialist
Roslindale Main Streets Economic Development Committee
Adjunct Lecturer, Endicott College
Teacher and Visual Artist