DAMON SINK is a faculty member in the Commercial and Electronic Music program at Western Carolina University where he teaches courses in MIDI, synthesis, and recording arts, and directs both the Music Technology Ensemble and the Western Carolina Civic Orchestra. He received his doctorate from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he studied composition with Joel Hoffman, Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, and Samuel Adler. Two recent compositions, Prelude and Spinnerfall, for flute and piano, and American Etchings, for alto saxophone and string quartet have been performed on recent CMS programs in Sydney and San Antonio.
In addition to his creative work as a composer, Sink has worked in other areas of media production, advertising, video, and film. Before joining the faculty at Western Carolina University, 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 have included topics in the history of music theory as well as the development of rich media modes of analytical presentation.
Sink maintains a busy schedule as recording engineer and producer including past and ongoing projects with Ballaton Brass, Rick Sowash, Terry King, Philip Amalong, the Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet and the American Trombone Quartet. He is also active member of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI) which meets jointly with CMS each year.
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University of Cincinnati
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Sunway University, Malaysia
University of Dayton