Professor Samantha Bennett

CASS, ANU School of Music

“As soon as I experienced teaching, literally within a week or two, I knew that that was what I wanted to do. However, prior to having that experience, I didn’t see it as a career option for me at all. I was just going to carry on working as a musician and a recording engineer, but then I began to see how I could make a go of that in an educational context.”Professor Samantha Bennet
“The role of an academic is really important and it’s a very powerful and privileged position to be in, and that’s something that I recognise every day. I also realised that I didn’t get here by myself. The reason that I’m sitting here as a professor in music is because of an accumulation of opportunities that other people have been kind and generous enough to give me. .”Professor Samantha Bennet
“The Academy is quite an exclusive place, and I think there’s a lot more work to be done in order to make it an equitable place. And so part of my responsibility as a professor is to be the change that I would want to see if I was an 18-year-old walking through the door for the first time”Professor Samantha Bennet