Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact on the Arts

february, 2024

08feb1:00 pm2:10 pmArtificial Intelligence and Its Impact on the Arts


(Thursday) 1:00 pm - 2:10 pm


USF Student Center

200 6th Ave S

Event Details

Artistic creativity and performance have been impacted positively and negatively by AI. This panel will explore the global development of technology-driven artistic creation in music, theatre and fine art. Panel discussion followed by live Q&A.

Speakers for this event

  • Clint Randles

    Clint Randles

    Professor of Music Education, Co-Director of Contemporary Commercial Music at the University of South Florida School of Music

    Clint Randles is Professor of Music Education, Co-Director of Contemporary Commercial Music at the University of South Florida 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 “Creative Performance Chamber Ensemble” at the undergraduate level, and “Philosophical and Historical Perspectives in Music Education” and “Qualitative Methods in Music Teaching and Learning” at the graduate level for students in the College of the Arts since 2010. He also teaches classes for students with disabilities in a community music outreach sponsored by Arts4All Florida. His research interests include reconceptualizing music teachers as music producers, and providing music teachers with ways of applying recording arts and songwriting to manifestations of multiple creativities in the music classroom. He is the author of Music Teacher as Music Producer: How to Turn Your Classroom into a Center for Musical Creativities (2022, Oxford University Press) and To Create: Imagining the Good Life Through Music (2020, GIA Publications: Chicago, IL). Growing Songwriting: Nurturing Student Creativities in the Classroom and Beyond (2023, Oxford University Press) and Sound Production for the Emerging Teacher Producer (2024, Oxford University Press) are forthcoming. Randles has presented papers at state, national, and international conferences in the US, Canada, Brazil, Egypt, England, Ireland, Finland, China, Australia, and New Zealand. He has articles (28) published in many of the top journals in music education. Randles has published 24 book chapters in numerous handbooks for Oxford, Routledge, CMEA, GIA, R&L Education and others. He has three co-edited books: The Routledge Companion to Understanding Creativities in Music Education (2022, Routledge), Musicianship: Composing in Band and Orchestra (2013, GIA Publications), and Music Education: Navigating the Future (2014, Routledge). Milestones in Music Education (2023, Routledge) is an edited book that is forthcoming and centers on what historical milestones can teach undergraduates about the music education profession. Randles has formed two book series, Musicianship with GIA Publishing (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. In addition to academic journals, Randles' work can be read in The Chicago Tribune, SFGate, Channel NewsAsia, The Wire, Huffington Post, and The Conversation.

    Professor of Music Education, Co-Director of Contemporary Commercial Music at the University of South Florida School of Music

  • Eunmi Ko

    Eunmi Ko

    Hailed as “exceedingly interesting” (New York Concert Review) and “kaleidoscopic”(San Francisco Classical Voice), pianist Eunmi Ko concertizes as a recitalist and chamber musician throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. As a sought-after collaborator and champion of new music, she works with contemporary composers, ensembles, and performers from around the world.   Ko is the co-founder and President of the Contemporary Art Music Project (CAMP). She teaches at the University of South Florida as Associate Professor of Piano. Her past positions include co-advisor of USF New Music Consortium (2016-2021), artist faculty on the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival (2013-2018), and assistant director of the Women in Music Festival at Eastman (2011). Ko holds graduate degrees (MM and DMA) from the Eastman School of Music. Website:

  • Paul Wilborn

    Paul Wilborn


    Paul Wilborn’s debut novel, Florida Hustle, earned a coveted Kirkus Star and in December was named one of the “100 Best Indie Books of 2022” by Kirkus. His 2019 short story collection, Cigar City: Tales from a 1980s Creative Ghetto” won the fiction gold medal from the Florida Book Awards. A native of Tampa, Paul Wilborn collected multiple awards from the American Society of Newspaper Editors and the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors during a journalism career that included stints at the Tampa Tribune, The St. Petersburg Times and the Associated Press in Los Angeles. He won the Green Eyeshade Award from the Atlanta Chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, the South’s top writing prize. Based on a selection of his writing, Wilborn was chosen for the Paul Hansel Award, Florida’s top journalism prize. He was a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan. A pianist and singer, he has led several bands including Paul Wilborn and the Pop Tarts and Blue Roses. He produced the long-running American Songbook Series at American Stage. In the 1980s, Wilborn was a founding member of Ybor City’s Artists and Writers Group, which created multiple themed art and music events in the Tampa’s historic district. Wilborn is executive director of the Palladium Theater at St. Petersburg College and lives in Saint Petersburg with his wife, the film actor Eugenie Bondurant.


  • Sheila Woodward

    Sheila Woodward

    Professor of Music at Eastern Washington University

    Dr. Sheila C. Woodward is President of the International Music Council and Professor of Music at Eastern Washington University. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Cape Town and a Performer’s Licentiate in Organ from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. She has previously taught at the University of Southern California, University of South Florida, and University of the Western Cape. Dr. Woodward has served as President of the International Society for Music Education. She has presented and published internationally and initiated numerous community outreach programs in South Africa, the USA, and elsewhere.

    Professor of Music at Eastern Washington University

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