Arts @ Millikin

View all of Millikin's upcoming art events from the School of Theatre and Dance, School of Music, Art Department, and Kirkland Fine Arts Center below. Stay up-to-date with Arts@Millikin, which is a monthly newsletter administered by the College of Fine Arts to share news and happenings across all of our programs and venues at Millikin.

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MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Collage Concert Sept. 16 at 7:30pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center - Admission $9

Homecoming 2017 Concert Wind Ensemble and Alumni Board
Oct. 6 at 7:30 pm

Percussion Ensemble: Halloween Concert
Oct. 26 at 7:30pm - Oct. 27 at 6:00pm & 8:00pm
Albert Taylor Theatre - Admission $8

Veteran's Day SaluteWind Ensemble with Colonel (Ret.) Thomas Rotundi Jr., guest conductor​ Nov. 10 at 7:30pm

Percussion Ensemble: Synergy Feb. 18 at 4:00pm

Wind Ensemble featuring Amy Catron, faculty cellist
Mar. 4 at 4:00pm

Wind Ensemble Student Solo Competition Concert
Apr. 27 at 7:30pm

​​Percussion Ensemble: Masterworks
Apr. 29 at 4:00pm
 

View All School of Music Events

MILLIKIN-DECATUR
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Sergey Bogza, Music Director and Conductor

Labor Day Pops Sept. 4 at 6:00pm
Nelson Park - Free to the Public

MASTERWORKS Sept. 23 at 7:30pm Tickets $15 - $20

MASTERWORKS Oct. 22 at 2:00pm Tickets $15 - $20

Nutcracker Nov. 4 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Tickets $45 - $65

Advent Services Dec. 10 at 10:30am
Central Christian Church - Free to the Public

MASTERWORKS Feb. 3 at 7:30pm Tickets $15 - $20

MASTERWORKS Mar. 3 at 7:30pm Tickets $15 - $20

The Phantom of the Opera Apr. 20 & 21 at 7:30pm, Apr. 22 at 2:00pm Tickets $20 - $26

View All MDSO Events

Perkinson
Art Gallery

Mike Pasier "Gradual Dislocation" Aug. 21 - Sept. 28

A.C.E. Annual High School Art Show Nov. 6 - 18

Taryn Pepping, Bachelor of Fine Art Exhibition Nov. 27 - Dec. 10

Selected Works from Cinema Gallery Jan. 22 - Feb. 22

Frank Lloyd Wright Imperial Hotel Memorabilia Feb. 26 - Mar. 29

Millikin Senior Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions Apr. 8 - 27

Millikin Art Department Annual Student Show Apr. 30 - May 10

More Info about Perkinson Art Gallery.

  • The School of Music

    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 Millikin School of Theatre & Dance

    Millikin's School of Theatre and Dance is a nationally-recognized program, offering conservatory style training rooted in a liberal arts education. Our students learn by practicing their craft at a high level throughout their training, with and for successful practitioners including our faculty, staff, alums and theatre professionals across the industry.

  • Art Department

    Here in the Art Department, we offer a wide range of experiences ranging from techniques employed in computer art and design, to the immersion in various studio practices of creation and critique. Through it all, we make an effort to connect the theoretical to the practical through lectures, exhibitions, studio practice, seminars and internships. We invite you to come and see what we are doing.

  • Kirkland Fine Arts Center & The College of Fine Arts

    For over 46 years, Millikin has been the place to be for the Arts in this community and the surrounding areas. Kirkland Fine Arts Center and the College of Fine Arts have presented amazing talent, hilarious comedy, and fascinating speakers. Check out the upcoming shows for the 2017-2018 season.

MILLIKIN SCHOOL OF THEATRE & DANCE
MAINSTAGE SEASON

INTIMATE APPAREL

by Lynn Nottage
October 5 - 8
Albert Taylor Theatre; Tickets $12 - $14

Esther, an African American seamstress living in early 20th century New York, creates gorgeous corsets for her customers. Her successful business and a romantic pen pal relationship seem to fall into place until Esther realizes that some threads holding her hopes and dreams together are in danger of being cut.

More Info: Intimate Apparel

9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL

Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton, Book by Patricia Resnick
November 9 - 12
Albert Taylor Theatre; Tickets $16 - $18

Based on the iconic 1980 movie, 9 to 5 is a hilarious and high-energy story of friendship and revenge. Three female coworkers (and unlikely friends) concoct a plan to get even with their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss and learn that there is nothing they can't do, even in a man's world.

More Info: 9 to 5 the Musical

WINTERTIME

by Charles Mee
December 7 - 9
Albert Taylor Theatre; Tickets $12 - $14

Jonathan brings his girlfriend, Ariel, to his family's vacation home for a romantic weekend. Unfortunately, his parents, each with a lover of their own, have had the same idea. Shattered romances, deep passion, indescribable pain and dark comedy abound in this absurd, tragicomedy about dysfunctional relationships.

More Info: Wintertime

MR. BURNS, A POST ELECTRIC PLAY

By Anne Washburn, Score by Michael Friedman, Lyrics by Anne Washburn
March 1 - 4
Albert taylor Theatre; Tickets $10 - $14

Over a period of 75 years after the apocalypse, the story of “Cape Fear”, as told by the TV show The Simpsons, evolves from a pop culture icon to mythology in this darkly comic examination of man’s instinct to survive, and the role live performance plays in a post-apocalyptic recovery.

More Info: Mr. Burns

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Charles Hart, Additional Lyrics by Richard Stilgoe, Book by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber
April 20 - 22
Kirkland Fine Arts Center; Tickets $20 - $26

Set at the Paris Opera House in 1881, French novelist Gaston Leroux’s classic tale chronicles the story of love and despair as the mysterious Phantom demonstrates the lengths to which he will go to obtain the object of his obsession, the beautiful young soprano, Christine Daae.

More Info: The Phantom of the Opera

EQUINOX: A CONCERT OF DANCE

May 4 - 6
Albert Taylor Theatre; Tickets $10

Dance takes center stage in this evening of student and faculty choreographed works, exploring the depths of human emotion and the life experiences that inspire artistic expression.

More Info: Equinox


 

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College of Fine Arts News

Faculty Spotlight: Jim Schietinger
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 2:45pm
Some excellent advice from his father led art professor Jim Schietinger to a lifelong career in the arts. “I knew I didn’t want a 9 to 5 every day kind of job,” says Schietinger. “That...
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Aryana Johnson
AIGA Student Design Conference
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 10:00am
AIGA Student Design Conference Arts Technology and Design students engaged in performance learning off campus at the AIGA Student Design Conference on February 10. Juniors and seniors in...
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Winter Break in Spain for Kari Margolis Conference
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 9:45am
Winter Break in Spain for Kari Margolis Conference During Winter Break in January of 2018 current Theatre/Dance student Katie Meyer (BFA Acting '18), alum Lexi DeSollar (BFA Acting '16)...
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School of Theatre and Dance Presents Guest Artist, Adriano Cabral
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 9:30am
School of Theatre and Dance Presents Guest Artist, Adriano Cabral On March 23rd and March 24th, the School of Theatre and Dance will be hosting a very important guest, Adriano Cabral, to...
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College of Fine Arts Theatre & Dance
Millikin Alum Goes Full Circle with Jazz Age Musical
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 9:15am
Millikin Alum Goes Full Circle with Jazz Age Musical Shortly after graduating from Millikin with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre, Ian Liberto (’05) was cast in a bus and truck national...
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Arts Tech Expo
College of Fine Arts
Arts Tech Expo
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:15pm
Arts Tech Expo On December 7, 2017, the Arts Technology Department finished the semester by celebrating student artwork and ventures that integrate business, technology, and creativity....
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Center for Theatre & Dance
Arts College of Fine Arts Theatre & Dance
Center for Theatre and Dance to Open in Fall 2020
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 3:15pm
Have you heard the news? Millikin recently announced plans to break ground in 2018 on a new Center for Theatre and Dance, with the building targeted for a fall 2020 opening. The $29 million...
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Rock U
College of Fine Arts Music
It’s Only Rock and Roll … But They Like It!
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 1:30pm
“I know it’s only rock and roll, but I like it.” — “It’s Only Rock and Roll” 1974 Rolling Stones hit by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards The Stones aren’t alone. Judging...
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Johnny Power
Arts College of Fine Arts
Faculty Spotlight: Johnny Power
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 11:15am
​Arts@Millikin: How long have you been at Millikin, and what is your title? Johnny Power: I have been an adjunct professor of art for the past five years. AAM: What appealed to you about...
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College of Fine Arts
Design Leader, Jacinda Walker, on Campus
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 2:45pm
Design Leader, Jacinda Walker, on Campus The Arts Technology Department and the Center for Entrepreneurship hosted design leader, Jacinda Walker, on campus for two days this past October...
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