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. Note: B.A. and B.S. Music Business majors will interview rather than perform an audition. See Foley Scholarship for details.

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 auditioncoordinator@millikin.edu


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 www.millikin.edu/apply. There is no fee to complete the application.

Millikin University Application

2. Schedule an Audition (*not required for Music Business BA.,B.S. majors)

Once you have been admitted to Millikin University, 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, visit our Audition Information page.

Audition Dates: 

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


3. Apply to the School of Music

Once admitted to the University, you will receive and email and an acceptance packet in the mail outlining your next steps. These include:

  • Accessing your myVIP (personalized online) portal.
  • Completing the School of Music application
  • Scheduling an audition
  • Completing the Foley Scholarhsip application (music business only)

 

Questions?

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