September 18, 2017 at 12:15pm

Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra opening concert "Inspired by Shakespeare"

The Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra (MDSO) will kick off its 2017-2018 performance season with an opening night concert "Inspired by Shakespeare" on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in Kirkland Fine Arts Center on Millikin University's campus.

August 31, 2017 at 1:15pm

Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra continues Labor Day concert tradition

Beginning his second year as conductor of the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra (MDSO), Dr. Sergey Bogza enjoys preparing the musical selections for the annual Labor Day Pops concert. The concert was one of his first opportunities to get to know his audience and the community.

July 20, 2017 at 2:15pm

Millikin students create music using wooden wind harps

Students from Millikin University's School of Music and Art Department having been working with Decatur, Ill., native and Millikin alumnus Craig Dongoski '88 to create music using wooden wind harps made by Dongoski called Aeolian harps. The Aeolian harps do not make music, they make noise. The harp plays when wind blows through it.

June 30, 2017 at 1:15pm

Millikin University graduates Jennifer Hood '11, Olivia Fehrenbacher Tasch '13, and Mike Tasch '09 have formed the folk music trio Chickadee Sermon. The group performs original and traditional acoustic folk music and their experiences have influenced their most recent musical endeavor.

June 7, 2017 at 1:45pm

The Preparatory Department in Millikin University's School of Music offers a variety of summer music experiences for children of all ages including Summer Sings, the annual children's choir camp, held for one week in early June. Each year the camp takes on a new theme and includes daily choral practice, a variety of electives and a combined finale concert.

May 2, 2017 at 11:30am

Millikin Vocal Jazz Ensemble wins DownBeat Magazine Student Music Award

OneVoice, the flagship ensemble of the vocal jazz program at Millikin University's School of Music, received a 2017 DownBeat Magazine Student Music Award for "Outstanding Performance for an Undergraduate College." The award will be cited in DownBeat Magazine's June 2017 issue.  

This is the 5th time OneVoice has received a DownBeat Magazine Student Music Award.

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