Faculty image Charles Albert Sink President University Musical Society



Characterization by Erich A. Walter

CHARLES ALBERT SINK, A.B., 1904, President of the University Musical Society.

His life is an example of the ability to plan for the future and to see hope realized. From the time he earned the A.B. degree, he has continuously been associated with the University Musical Society. From 1927 to date he has been its president. Beginning in 1904 and continuing for thirty-six years, he was an executive officer of the School of Music. He was its president from 1927 to 1940. Dr. Sink also served in the State Legislature intermittently from 1919 to 1930, for two terms as representative and for three terms as senator. Chairman of the Committee on Education, in both the House and the Senate during his encumbency, he sponsored progressive legislation affecting the State's educational system and its institutions of higher learning, including The University of Michigan. Because he has known this community well and has been vitally concerned for its cultural growth, he has often been its spokesman at home and abroad. His work with such organizations as the National Association of Concert Managers, which he helped to found, has translated the community's cultural interest in music to the world and, in turn, has brought to the community world-famous artists, many of whom as his friends call him "Ann Arbor's Ambassador of Music." The Regents are proud to present to Charles Albert Sink their Citation of Honor, and wish him many happy years as Ann Arbor's Ambassador Extraordinary.

Regents’ Proceedings, Oct 1964, page 578

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