School of Music
ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences
VICE-CHANCELLOR’S AWARD FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE
As a Lecturer in the School of Music, Dr Alexander Hunter works to bring his own practice navigating spaces between traditions and world views to undergraduate curricula through a continuous process of consultation, reflection and redesign. Alexander received the 2020 CASS Dean’s Commendation for Teaching Excellence.
"The opportunity to teach composition means that my job is to share information, to encourage people to share information and make music, this kind of open, inclusive activity that everybody can do, everybody should do! Everybody should feel confident calling themselves a composer, a performer and an improviser, rather than composition sitting on this little exclusive pedestal."
"I had a fantastic education, but one of the things that's really exciting about teaching music in a tertiary setting right now is this kind of decolonizing zeitgeist situation that we're in."