4 Minutes 33 Seconds Competition

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Spotlight on the Arts takes center stage beginning Nov. 4 - and even though we could arbitrarily pick from among the many outstanding events to preview here, one that I'm looking forward to in particluar is the experimental graduate students these competition based on John Cage's 1952 three-movement composition, Four-Thirty-Three:

After receiving more than a dozen submissions, the Arts Council subcommittee for 4’33 selected 10 participants for this year’s competition, planned for 4:33 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Balcony Theatre at the Fine Arts Building. The public is invited to come out and support the participants and vote on your favorite. 

Judges for the competition will be Nicholas Allen from the Willson Center; Meigs Professor Cynthia Ward in the College of Veterinarian Medicine and Dean Suzanne Barbour of the Graduate School.
Georgia Museum of Art director Bill Eiland will serve as emcee for the competition.

The competition is an experiment in itself and a wonderful way to tap (and to reward) the creativity of some of our best graduate students.

The Franklin College wishes everyone a great Fall break and Happy Halloween. Don't forget to set those clocks back on Saturday.

Image: Image from one of Cage's scores, via, overlaid onto a photo of leaves changing on Ag Hill