Music Fellow and Tutor, Somerville College; Associate Professor, Faculty of Music
Professor Samantha Dieckmann is a Music Educationist whose work crosses over into community music and applied ethnomusicology. Before joining Somerville College and the Faculty of Music in September 2018, she held a postdoctoral research fellowship at The University of Melbourne with the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music and the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.
Samantha was awarded her DPhil and Bachelor of Music (Music Education) (Hons Class I) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney.
Samantha’s program of research examines how intercultural relations play out in a range of music education settings, with a focus on the musical lives of migrant and former refugee communities in resettlement contexts. Music Education is broadly conceived, and her projects have involved looking at music-making across a range of classroom, extracurricular, community music intervention and self-directed community music contexts.