Mrs Samantha Dieckmann

Samantha Dieckmann teaches in the Music Education Unit, where she has undertaken a PhD. As a first generation Australian, Samantha’s regard for newly arrived migrants and developing communities has driven the direction of her research interests. She received her Bachelor of Music Education with First Class Honours for her thesis on refugee and asylum seeker community music programs in Sydney, and continues to work as a research assistant on a subsequent research project in this field. Samantha’s doctoral research considers the multicultural climate of Blacktown, addressing the role of music in identity formation, community development and intercultural exchange. Beyond her personal academic interests she contributes to the study and practice of music education in her capacity as the assistant editor of the international, peer-reviewed journal Research Studies in Music Education.

Areas of Study


C41 - Sydney Conservatorium of Music