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 in which students become active learners through contact with a 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
College of Fine Arts | Music
Labor Day Pops
August 25, 2015, 1:15pm
When it's Labor Day in Decatur, it's time for Labor Day Pops in Nelson Park. For the 19th consecutive year, Decatur says farewell to summer with a free concert on the lakeshore by the...
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Trevor May
Campus | College of Fine Arts | Music
MU Student Musicians Honor Veterans
August 21, 2015, 2:45pm
Millikin University undergraduate Trevor May, a senior commercial music major from Dundas, Ill., who is studying entrepreneurship in the entertainment/music business, is helping raise...
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Ricardo Sepulveda
College of Fine Arts | Music
Vocology Recognition
August 20, 2015, 3:45pm
Ricardo Sepúlveda (baritone), Millikin University adjunct instructor of voice, opera and pedagogy, was recently awarded a Certificate in Vocology in July 2015 from the National Center for...
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