Applying to the School of Music

Millikin's nationally recognized School of Music brings relevant, performance-based opportunities to all facets of undergraduate music education. With seven distinctive music degree programs and additional certificate options, our students find their path to professional success through a blending of creative, performative, scholarly, and entrepreneurial experiences designed to train the next generation of music professionals. 

College of Fine Arts (CFA) Talent Scholarships are offered to students based on their talent and potential contribution to the School of Music. Scholarships for all majors and minors are determined via the audition process. Notable exceptions are the B.A. and B.S. Music Business majors. Here, applicants must schedule an interview via the audition coordinator in order to receive scholarship consideration.

If you are interested in playing or singing in an ensemble, but not majoring or minoring in music, you may also audition to be considered for a talent scholarship. For more information, please contact School of Music audition coordinator at

Steps to Apply 

1. Apply to Millikin University

Before the School of Music admittance process can begin, you must first apply to and be accepted by Millikin University’s Office of Admission. Students may apply to Millikin using the Common App or through our website at There is no fee to complete the application.

Millikin University Application

2. Apply to the School of Music

Once admitted to the University, you will receive an acceptance packet in the mail with specific instructions on how to access your myVIP (online) page. Here, you will find a link to the School of Music application. This application will include questions about your music experiences, audition instrument(s), and other relevant details. As a reminder, Step 2 is not required of B.A. and B.S. Music Business majors.


3. Schedule an Audition

Once your School of Music application has been received, you will be contacted by the audition coordinator regarding arrangements for your in-person audition. You may also choose to audition virtually. This process involves submitting a YouTube link of the required repertoire and scheduling a skills session via the audition coordinator. For complete details on audition requirements and scheduling, please click on the following link.

            Here are the following audition dates:

  • Friday November 11, 2022
  • Monday January 16, 2023
  • Monday February 20, 2023
  • Monday March 13, 2023
  • Monday April 3, 2023



If you have questions regarding the audition requirements and/or process, please contact School of Music Audition Coordinator Christina Jones at