School of Music, Theatre
and Dance

Varner Hall, Room 207
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
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Academic Office: (248) 370-2030
Box Office: (248) 370-3013
Fax: (248) 370-2041

Cat Bennett, Ph.D.

Headshot of Cat Bennett
Assistant Professor of Music


Dr. Cat Bennett is coming to Oakland University from Miami, having completed her Ph.D. at the University of Miami in the Spring. Cat's research centers around international, intercultural and equity-based music pedagogies and music teacher education. She has presented at numerous national and international conferences and her research has been published in the International Journal of Music Education. Over the past 15 years, Cat has taught and studied music in many countries around the world. She has taught K – 12 general and choral music in Japan and Thailand and has worked as a volunteer music teacher in Honduras and South Africa. She has studied Hindustani Classical voice in India, choral music in South Africa, Tembang in Indonesia and Ewe music in Ghana. She has also performed as a contemporary vocalist in Japan and Thailand and studied vocal jazz and Creative American Music (CAM) at the University of Miami. Cat has a B.M. in music education from Ithaca College and a M.M. in music education from Indiana University, where she assistant directed the International Vocal Ensemble for two years.