Music Is Life at Millikin

The mission of the School of Music is to develop the whole musician – artistically, intellectually, technically – through the integration of theory and practice in an environment where students become active learners through their relationships with faculty, who themselves continue to grow as artists, scholars, and teachers.

Music core learning goals

  • Develop musical skills through listening, analysis, playing an instrument, or voice
  • Develop an understanding of music in an historical and cultural context

Each degree program has its own learning goals for the major, too. These goals help us maintain a steadfast commitment to what's important - preparing musicians for lives of distinction and honor.

Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra
Campus | College of Fine Arts | Kirkland Fine Arts Center
Young Artists, Guest Conductor to lead MDSO performance
January 26, 2016, 10:45am
The Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra (MDSO) will continue its 2015-16 performance season on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Kirkland Fine Arts Center. The performance on Feb. 6 is the...
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Millikin Wrestling
Athletics | Campus | College of Fine Arts
Millikin Wrestling to take center stage at Kirkland Fine Arts Center
January 21, 2016, 11:45am
In a unique blending of arts and athletics, the Millikin University wrestling team will take to the stage for its dual meet against Cornell College on Thursday, Feb. 11, at Kirkland Fine...
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Millikin School of Music
College of Fine Arts | Music
Millikin Brass Quintet makes pitch to students
December 17, 2015, 10:30am
Millikin University's Brass Quintet recently performed on Dec. 15 for students at a local elementary school in Decatur, Ill., as part of a music program through the Symphony Guild of...
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