Assistant Professor of Music Education
Phone: (813) 974-2311
Clint Randles is Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Music Education at the University of South Florida School of Music.
Randles teaches “Progressive Music Education Methods” and “Creative Performance Chamber Ensemble” at the undergraduate level, and “Psychology of Music” and "Creative Thinking in Music" at the graduate level. 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 US, Canada, Egypt, Finland, China, and England. He has articles published in the Michigan Music Educator, Music Education Research International, the Journal of Music Teacher Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Research Studies in Music Education, the Journal of Aesthetic Education, Arts Education Policy Review, and the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education; articles forthcoming in Music Educator’s Journal, the International Journal of Music Education, and the British Journal of Music Education; contributions to the Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning, and the Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, both published by Springer; a book chapter on teaching guitar in Engaging Practices: A Sourcebook for Middle School General Music by Rowman & Littlefield; a chapter contribution on individualist conceptions of creativity in the forthcoming second edition of The Child as Musician: A Handbook of Musical Development by Oxford; a co-edited book for GIA, titled, Musicianship: Composing in Band and Orchestra; and an edited book, titled, Navigating the Future, that will bring together authors from around the world to contribute to themes that are central to the future of the music education profession.
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 performing with the USF Faculty iPad Quintet, and playing keyboard in a local praise band.
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.