Patricia Sink

  • Associate Professor
  • Music - Music Education
  • 250 Music Building
  • 336-202-7057

PATRICIA SINK earned her B.M. and M.M. Degrees in Music Education from UNCG, and the Ph.D. Degree from the University of Kansas. While at KU, she also received her registration as a Music Therapist. She taught choral and general music in North Carolina and Iowa Public Schools, and served as a Music Therapist in the Menninger Foundation Children’s Hospital in Topeka, Kansas. While in Iowa, she was the Chair of the Music Education Division at Drake University; and in North Carolina, was the Head of the Music Education Division at UNCG (2001-2004). She is active in the MENC: National Association for Music Education and the North Carolina Music Educators Association, having held offices in both organizations. She has published research in the Journal of Research in Music EducationBulletin of Historical Research in Music Education, and the Southeastern Journal of Music Education, and has presented at numerous national, regional and state conferences. She also published chapters in the Handbook and New Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning, and also co-authored a book, focused on the integration of music instruction in language reading courses. Dr. Sink has served on the editorial board of the NAfME journal, UPDATE: Applications of Research in Music Education, and as a member of the Steering Committee of the NAMM- and MRI@UNCG-funded Sounds of Learning research initiative.Currently, she is the Chair of the UNCG Faculty Senate and a Delegate to the UNC Faculty Assembly. Dr. Sink is the Director of Graduate Studies in Music Education at UNCG. Her teaching responsibilities in the College of Visual and Performing Arts primarily involve teaching graduate music education courses, advising dissertation research and master’s level portfolios, and mentoring students’ development as master teachers, and as higher education and administration professionals. Her research and teaching expertise include research methods and design, measurement and evaluation, rhythmic perception and performance, integrating music across K-12 curriculum, music-related hearing loss, and graduate music education.