School of Music
Assistant Professor, Commercial and Electronic Music
Office Address: Belk 289
• D.M.A. Composition, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
• MM. Composition, BM Theory, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
Damon Sink joins the music faculty this year as an Assistant Professor in the Commercial and Electronic Music program where he is teaching courses in MIDI, synthesis, and recording arts, and directing the Music Technology Ensemble. He is a graduate of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he studied composition with Joel Hoffman, and Samuel Adler.
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 with his wife, Barb and children Philip and Laura.