Symposium Overview

This online symposium embarks on a captivating exploration of the meeting points of music, creativity, law, GenAI, and ethics!

  • This symposium is FREE for all to attend, featuring two online, interactive sessions using the Zoom platform.
  • Advance registration is required.
  • Be sure to submit your questions for the panel at the time of registration.
  • Recordings of the sessions will be available online following the symposium for those registered.

Symposium Presenters

Session 1

Dr. Christopher Azzara
Professor of Music Teaching and Learning
Eastman School of Music
Ben Guerrero
Benjamin Guerrero
Assistant Professor of Music
Eastern Mennonite University
Blaire Koerner
Dr. Blaire Koerner
Assistant Director
Institute for Music Leadership
Dr. David Miller
Associate Professor
Warner School of Education
Dr. Raffaella Borasi
Frederica Warner Professor
Warner School of Education
Dr. Yu Jung Han
Dr. Yu Jung Han
Postdoctoral Fellow
Warner School of Education
Rachel Roberts
Director
Institute for Music Leadership

Session 2

Judith Finell
Judith Finell
President and Consultant
Judith Finell Music Services, Inc.
Joseph Fishman
Professor of Law
Vanderbilt University
Dr. Jonathan Herrington
Assistant Professor
University of Rochester
Ari Solotoff
Managing Attorney
Solotoff Law
Rachel Roberts
Director
Institute for Music Leadership
Dan McIntosh
Dan McIntosh
Entertainment Industry Lawyer, Retired
Dr. Raffaella Borasi
Frederica Warner Professor
Warner School of Education

Symposium Schedule and Registration

Session 1: Music, Law, and AI: Exploring Generative AI for Music

Session One begins with the dynamic Dr. Christopher Azzara, Eastman School of Music Professor, exploring the intricacies of human creativity in the musical realm. We’ll then transition into an exploration into the realm of GenAI, diving into its applications in music, then previewing findings from NSF-funded research at the intersections of music, AI, career pathways, and musical training. This session weaves in interactive components, sparking curiosity, conversations, and collaborative discussions that amplify the collective experiences and wisdom of all participants. 

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Session 2: Music, Law, and AI: Exploring Generative AI for Music

February 28 from 3:00-5:00 PM Eastern

Session Two begins with a lively discussion between Forensic Musicologist Judith Finell and Vanderbilt University’s Law Professor Dr. Joseph Fishman, exploring the legal implications of music, law, and GenAI. Dr. Jonathan Herington, University of Rochester Assistant Professor of Philosophy, will then discuss the ethical implications between music, law, and GenAI. This session will weave in interactive components, sparking conversations on the legal and ethical impacts for the future of music and AI. 

Questions about the Symposium?

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. The sessions will be conducted in English, and each will utilize Zoom’s live transcript feature. For additional accessibility requests, please contact us at least 5 business days prior to the workshop and we will do our best to meet requested accessibility needs. 

This symposium is supported by the Eastman School of Music’s Paul R. Judy Center for Research and Innovation and the Catherine Filene Shouse Arts Leadership Certificate of Achievement.