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Phillip Sink

Assistant Professor, Composition & Technology

Area Head, Composition & Technology


DM, Composition, Indiana University
MM, Composition, Michigan State University
MM, Music Theory Pedagogy, Michigan State University
BM, Music Composition/Theory, Appalachian State University
BM, Music Education, Appalachian State University


Phillip composes vocal, instrumental, and audiovisual works that combine video and electronics, which is often inspired by social awareness, human experience, science, and art.

Phillip is the recipient of many awards include the Hermitage Prize awarded by the Aspen Music Festival, the Best Music Submission Award at the 2015 International Computer Music Festival, and three Indiana University Dean’s Prizes for the best orchestral, chamber, and electronic music. He has presented many electroacoustic works at conferences such as the International Computer Music Conference; SEAMUS; Arts and Science Days, Bourges, France; DME Festival, Lisbon, Portugal; Diffrazioni Multimedia Festival, Florence, Italy; New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival; Electronic Music Midwest; Studio 300; TurnUp Festival, and the Electroacoustic Barn Dance.

Phillip received two bachelor’s degrees in Music Composition/Theory and Music Education from Appalachian State University and a Master’s Degrees in Music Composition and Music Theory Pedagogy from Michigan State University. Phillip earned a Doctorate of Music in Music Composition at the Jacobs School of Music. He previously held positions at the University of Missouri as a Post-Doctoral Fellow and Northern Illinois University as an Assistant Professor.


Recent Work

  • Phillip Sink - Argle Bargle: IU New Music Ensemble