Committed as an ambassador of the arts and music education in U.S. schools, Tinkham frequently works closely with Chicago area school music programs and the music education community...from book reader introducing the orchestral instruments to artistic advisor to guest clinician or speaker.

 Allen conducting CYSO at Orchestra Hall in Symphony Center. 

Tinkham has also conducted numerous All State and All-Region Music Festivals across the U.S. including the NAfME National Association for Music Education 2015 All Northwest Honors Orchestra and 2015 All Eastern Honors Orchestra.