Millikin University’s School of Music is pleased to announce that Stephanie Doctor, a senior saxophone player from Mokena majoring in music education, was named winner of Millikin’s annual Hollis Prize competition on April 10.
In recognition of this accomplishment, Doctor will perform a recital on Friday, April 23 at 12:15 p.m. as part of the “Music in the City” series at Chicago’s Harold Washington Library, located at 400 S. State St.
The Hollis Prize is awarded annually to an outstanding music student in good academic standing following a competition between three finalists selected by the School of Music faculty. This significant award was made possible through a gift from Dr. C. Kimm Hollis ’72, department chair and professor of music at Hanover College in Hanover, Ind.
Doctor began playing saxophone in the fifth grade. As a student at Millikin, she is a member of the Millikin Wind Ensemble and Saxophone Quartet I. She has performed with Millikin’s Jazz Band I, the Millikin String Arts Ensemble, the MDSO, the Decatur Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the Decatur Big Band. Doctor has been active in area music education, completing internships with Mt. Zion High School, St. Patrick’s Catholic School, and the Lutheran School Association. She is currently completing her student teaching assignment at several area schools including MacArthur High School, Stephen Decatur Middle School, and five elementary schools.
For more information on the School of Music at Millikin University, please visit www.millikin.edu/academics/cfa/som.