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Damon Sink

Damon Sink

Associate Professor

College of Fine and Performing Arts

School of Music

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.2566
Office: 289 Belk Building
Personal Website:


Dr. Sink teaches course in the fundamentals of music technology, including MIDI and sequencing: the computer protocol that lets electronic instruments “talk” to each other and facilitates human performance; synthesis: creating, layering and manipulating sound; as well as studio techniques that integrate virtual instruments with recorded sound. In addition to his creative work as a composer, Dr. Sink is active in other areas of media production, advertising, video, film, and classical and jazz recording. Before coming to Western, he served as a full-time member on the faculties of Xavier University and The University of Dayton and founded dalSegno Media, an audio/visual production company. Other academic pursuits include topics in the history of music theory as well as the development of rich media modes of analytical presentation. He lives in Cullowhee.


  • DMA, University of Cincinnati
  • MM, University of Cincinnati
  • BM, University of Cincinnati

Teaching Interests

Music technology, performing technology, recording arts, composition, music and audio in media, Multimedia, Conductor of Western Carolina Civic Orchestra

Research Interests

Composition, music theory, music technology, virtual instruments and synthesis

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