School of Music
Associate Professor, Music Theory and Composition
Phone: 513-265-0146 (c) 828-227-2566
Office Address: Coulter 253
D.M.A. Composition, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
MM. Composition, BM Theory, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
Damon Sink is a faculty member in the WC School of Music where he teaches courses in Music Theory, Orchestration, and Composition and directs the Western Carolina Civic Orchestra. He is a graduate of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he studied composition with Joel Hoffman, and Samuel Adler.
Dr. Sink also works with creative applications 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, music for 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.