Clint Randles is Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of South Florida (USF) School of Music and recipient of the 2015 Michael L. Mark Music Research Award for outstanding research by an early career scholar/researcher, issued by the University of Michigan.
Randles teaches “Progressive Music Education Methods” at the undergraduate level, and “Philosophical and Historical Perspectives in Music Education” and “Creativity in Music Teaching and Learning” at the graduate level for students in the College of the Arts and the College of Education. He also teaches classes for students with disabilities in a community music outreach sponsored by Arts4All Florida. He has recently served as Chair of the Creativity Special Research Interest Group of the National Association for Music Education.
His research interests include the intersection of motivation theory and creativity, and exploration of the construct “creative identity.” Randles has presented papers at state, national, and international conferences in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Egypt, England, Ireland, Finland, China, Australia, and New Zealand. He has articles (24) published in the Michigan Music Educator, Music Education Research International, the Journal of Music Teacher Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, General Music Today, Research Studies in Music Education, the Journal of Aesthetic Education, Arts Education Policy Review, the British Journal of Music Education, the International Journal of Music Education, the Journal of Music, Technology, and Education, the International Journal of Community Music, the Journal of Genius and Eminence, the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Music Educator’s Journal, and Music Education Research. Contributions to the Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning, and the Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (1st and 2nd editions), both published by Springer. Randles has published 14 book chapters in numerous handbooks for Oxford, Routledge, CMEA, GIA, R&L Education, and others. He has two co-edited books: Musicianship: Composing in Band and Orchestra (GIA Publications), and Music Education: Navigating the Future (Routledge). Randles has formed two book series, Musicianship through GIA Publications (Chicago) and the New Directions in Music Education series with Routledge (New York) to assist the music profession in realizing expanded curricular possibilities on a large scale. He published two monographs in 2020: (1) To Create: Imagining the Good Life through Music (GIA Publications: Chicago, IL) and (2) Music Teacher as Music Producer: How to Turn Your Classroom into a Center for Musical Creativity (Oxford University Press: New York).
Prior to his appointment at USF, Dr. Randles taught general music and band in the public schools of Michigan for nine years. He has written arrangements and original compositions that have been performed by both marching bands and children’s choruses. He currently enjoys playing guitar, mandolin, accordion, and Maschine every opportunity that arises.
A Michigan native, Randles received his bachelor of music education degree from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, and both his Master of Music and Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education degrees from Michigan State University.