The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has named Millikin University one of the Best Performing Arts Schools for 2017. The site also honored Millikin University's Registered Nursing (RN) Program as one of the Top 50 in the nation for 2017.
The annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference is an opportunity for faculty and students to attend workshops and share best practices in entrepreneurship as artists. This year's conference, held Feb. 24-25 in Lisle, Ill., featured the 8th annual SEA College Juried Art Show where Millikin students took home two awards.
The Millikin University School of Music hosted its 28th annual Vocal Jazz Festival on Feb. 18 at Kirkland Fine Arts Center. Close to 350 students from 12 high schools across Illinois took part in the festival.
"I think it helps advance the cause of vocal jazz in the state," said Steve Widenhofer, festival organizer and director of Millikin University's School of Music.
Millikin University's Opera Theatre program will present an entertaining Mozart double bill that takes a trip through the rough-and-tumble timeless world of theatre. Performances will be held Feb. 9-12 in Albert Taylor Theatre, inside Shilling Hall on Millikin's campus.
It's hard to find anywhere else in the world that does design better than Disney, specifically shows, environments and experiences; so what better way to learn the elements of design than by seeing it first-hand through the Walt Disney World lens.
The Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra (MDSO) brings the future and fantasy to the stage for their upcoming concert, "A Voyage of Discovery: Space and Fast Machines," on Feb. 4, at Millikin University's Kirkland Fine Arts Center.
The concert will feature performances of Adams' "Short Ride in a Fast Machine," Milhaud's "Concerto for Percussion and Small Orchestra," Hovhaness' "Meditations on Orpheus," and Holst's "The Planets."
It's not often that theatre students collaborate with a professional playwriting team to develop a new musical production. The New Musicals Workshop, through Millikin University's School of Theatre and Dance, takes that process of collaboration to the next step, a step where students get insider access to writing and finessing works for the musical stage.
Starting Thursday, Jan. 26, the Perkinson Art Gallery in Kirkland Fine Arts Center will feature an exhibition titled "Peace, Love, Posters" featuring music posters from the 1960s psychedelic era.
The posters are part of an extensive collection that belongs to Marc Willis of Decatur, Ill. Willis inherited the posters from his brother Reese who lived in the San Francisco area. Two years ago, Ed Walker, associate professor of art at Millikin University, learned of the collection.