Music is life at Millikin. Our accomplished faculty will show you that dreams and reality aren’t so far apart as they play alongside you, learn with you, and help develop the talent you’ve only begun to tap into!

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 Vocal Jazz Festival
College of Fine Arts | Community | Music
Millikin Festival brings Jazz to vocal students across Illinois
February 21, 2017, 10:15am
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...
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Millikin Opera Theatre
College of Fine Arts | Community | Music
Millikin and Mozart make a team
February 9, 2017, 1:15pm
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...
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Sergey Bogza
College of Fine Arts | Community | Music
Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra brings futuristic music to stage
February 2, 2017, 3:15pm
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...
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