josh hinkel

Josh serves as the Executive Director and Arranger for the Epiphany Indoor Percussion Ensemble from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He is currently a master's degree seeking student in secondary education music from Coastal Carolina University. He has been the Director of Bands at Rollings Middle School of the Arts in Summerville, SC for the past two years. Josh was the instructor for the 2003, 2004 and 2005 CWEA (Carolina Winter Ensemble Association) scholastic gold medalists and the CIPA (Carolina Indoor Performance Association) gold medalists in 2001. His percussion ensemble was named South Carolina state champions for 2004. His percussion arrangements have been heard in BOA, WGI and DCI performing arenas, and his compositions have been performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. Besides, percussion arranging, Josh is an avid band composer and arranger. He marched snare drum for two years as a member of the Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps. His primary teachers include Mark Thurston, Joe Southard, Tim Church, Jack Mansager, Jim Hall and Kurry Seymour. He performs with the Long Bay Symphony and the acclaimed CATALYST Percussion Group. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis in education from the University of South Carolina in 2001. Josh also has been named an Innovative Percussion and Dynasty USA artist.