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Dr. Damon Sink, D.M.A.

Damon Sink

Associate Professor

David Orr Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts

School of Music

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.2566
Office: 254 Coulter Building
Personal Website:
Pronouns: he/him/his


Dr. Sink teaches music theory, composition and commercial music courses in the School of Music and also serves as the Music Core coordinator for theory, aural skills and class piano.<br><br>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. Recent projects include a commission for System Five Brass, "Hymn: Under Menin Gate," performed in October, 2022 in Ypres, Belgium, and "Those Who Dream By Day," for flute and organ. The musical, "This is Crescent City," co-written with Ruthe Rhodes, will have an upcoming three-week revival run at Lighthouse Repertory Theater in Del Norte, CA. 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

Composition, music theory, orchestration, performing technology, recording arts, music and audio in media, multimedia, former conductor of the Western Carolina Civic Orchestra

Research Interests

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

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