St. John's College Santa Fe

St. John’s College, Art, and Arcade Fire

By A.J. Peters

Often times, we don’t think of higher education as an integral part of the arts. So why would a successful musician take time off to earn a liberal arts degree? There was a pretty cool little article put up on the St. John’s College website the other day about Tim Kile (SF05), a former member of Arcade Fire, and his decision to leave the band he helped create in order to pursue an education at St. John’s.

“It was one of the most difficult decisions of my life, but it was plainly clear that St. John’s was a lifelong investment in terms of my art. If you want to be an artist and explore and express the deepest truths you can about the way things are, you’re going to be going off half-cocked if you don’t have a sense of what the conversation has been for the course of human civilization.”  Source:

Awesome. Read the whole article here.

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