Arts @ Millikin

View all of Millikin's upcoming art events from the School of Theatre and Dance, School of Music, and Art Department 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
Kirkland Fine Arts Center
Sept. 15 at 7:30pm

HOMECOMING 2018 CONCERT
Kirkland Fine Arts Center
Oct. 5 at 7:30 pm

UNIVERSITY CHOIR ALUMNI CONCERT
Central Christian Church
Oct. 7 at 2:00pm

FALL CHORAL CONCERTS
Central Christian Church
Oct. 21 at 2pm & 4pm

HALLOWEEN
Albert Taylor Theatre | Shilling Hall
Oct. 25 at 7:30pm & Oct. 26 at 6pm & 8pm

COLORS FOR TROMBONE AND WIND ENSEMBLE By Bert Apermont
Nov. 15 at 7:30pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center

MILLIKIN JAZZ SHOWCASE
Nov. 16 at 6pm
The Decatur Club

​​VESPERS
Dec. 1 & 2 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center

View All School of Music Events

MILLIKIN-DECATUR
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Sergey Bogza, Music Director and Conductor

Labor Day Pops
Sept. 3 at 6:00pm
Hickory Point Pavilion

PINES OF ROME AND RHAPSODIES
Sept. 22 at 7:30pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center

AN AMERICAN PORTRAIT
Oct. 20 at 7:30pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center

ELGAR’S ENIGMA VARIATIONS AND YOUNG ARTISTS
Feb. 2 at 7:30pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center

RESURRECTION SYMPHONY: MAHLER’S SYMPHONY NO. 2
Mar. 2 at 7:30pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center

DVORAK’S NEW WORLD SYMPHONY & AMY CATRON
Apr. 13 at 7:30pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center

SLEEPING BEAUTY WITH ALABAMA BALLET
Mar. 30 at 7:30pm, Mar. 31 at 2:00pm  Kirkland Fine Arts Center

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Perkinson
Art Gallery

M. BEN COHAN: “SMALLS”
Aug. 24 - Sept. 28

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT: IMPERIAL HOTEL EXHIBIT
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30

WORKS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
Dec. 10 - Feb. 3

THE A.C.E. ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL ART SHOW
Feb. 11 - 23

FACULTY BIENNIAL
Feb. 25 - Mar. 29

BFA THESIS EXHIBITIONS
Apr. 1 - 26

ANNUAL STUDENT ART SHOW
Apr. 29 - May 9

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

    Kirkland Fine Arts Center serves as a cultural storefront for Millikin’s College of Fine Arts. We are committed to supporting artistic endeavors, opening minds, inspiring hearts, and providing rich community experiences. Making memories; shaping futures. Join us as we explore conception, performance, social consciousness, and thought-provoking art-forms.

MILLIKIN SCHOOL OF THEATRE & DANCE
MAINSTAGE SEASON

JULIUS CAESAR

by William Shakespeare
October 4 - 7
Albert Taylor Theatre | Shilling Hall
Tickets $12 - $14; Children's Tickets $10

A world is thrown into chaos when the ends justify the means. When those in positions of power begin to fracture and democratic and dictatorial philosophies collide, who can one trust? Find out in this new retelling of the classic tragedy.

More Info: Julius Caesar

SISTER ACT

Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton, Book by Patricia Resnick
November 9 - 11
Kirkland Fine Arts Center
Tickets $18 - $24; Student tickets $10;

After witnessing a violent crime, night club singer Deloris Van Cartier takes refuge in a Philadelphia convent where she awaits a date in court to testify. Her values, however, are put to the test when a group of Carmelite nuns unwittingly make their way into her heart and enlighten her on the power of faith and sisterhood. Come enjoy this feel-good musical comedy based on the popular film.

More Info: Sister Act

SOLSTICE

December 6 - 8
Albert Taylor Theatre | Shilling Hall
Tickets $10

The technical expertise and creative imagination of our students and faculty are on display in a collection of original dance works designed to celebrate art and the value it brings to our community.

More Info: Solstice

THE WOLVES

by Sarah DeLappe
February 28 - March 3
Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre | West Towne Square
Tickets $12; Children's Tickets $10

From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, a girls’ indoor soccer team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim-and-vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. The Wolves, a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is a portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.

More Info: Wolves

CHELSEA SUNRISE

Music by Mike Ford and Murray Foster; Book by Murray Foster
April 20 - 22
Albert Taylor Theatre | Shilling Hall
Tickets $12 - $14; Children's Tickets $10 (not available online)

Dusty is a Toronto kid who loves the music of the 1960’s British Invasion so much so that he models himself and his band after it. But his dreams of stardom are tested by the real world as he is forced to confront his ideas of love, loyalty, and authenticity in this exciting new musical.

More Info: Chelsea Sunrise

HAIR

Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado; Music by Galt MacDermot

April 11 - 14
Albert Taylor Theatre | Shilling Hall
Tickets $18 - $20

In the shadow of the Vietnam War, a group of young hippies challenge the government’s role in drafting their friend into service while exploring their right to live in a world of peace, joy, and free love. Will burning a draft card ease the rage of a generation questioning their government’s ethical role in shaping the world? This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius.

More Info: Hair

A WORLD PREMIER PLAY

Music by Mike Ford and Murray Foster; Book by Murray Foster
April 20 - 22
Albert Taylor Theatre | Shilling Hall
Tickets $12 - $14; Children's Tickets $10 (not available online)

The School of Theatre and Dance turns the tables on the traditional process of producing plays by casting a show before it is written. In collaboration with playwright Paul Shoulberg, this world premiere work will be written to feature the unique qualities of the cast and explore currently relevant themes.

More Info: A World Premiere Play


 

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College of Fine Arts News

Homecoming Logo
College of Fine Arts
Welcome home, MU!!!!
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 2:45pm
Welcome home, MU!!!! Homecoming is a special time for ALL of our Big Blue family – and the variety of activities taking place this weekend, October 5-7, reflects the wide range of...
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Faculty Recital Series
College of Fine Arts
Faculty Recital Series
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 2:00pm
Faculty Recital Series:  The 2018-19 Season at a Glance Millikin University School of Music is pleased to announce an exciting fifth season of the Faculty Recital Series. The...
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Perkinson Music Center
Music
Celebrating the School of Music Faculty
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 11:45am
Celebrating the School of Music Faculty The Millikin School of Music will begin its yearlong celebration honoring the work of five retiring faculty members occurring at the end of the 2018...
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Kirkland Fine Arts Center
College of Fine Arts
The Art of Collaboration
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 11:15am
The Art of Collaboration This season, the events on the Kirkland Fine Arts Center’s series have been chosen to align with the curricula of the College of Fine Arts, and with Millikin’s...
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Patrons Society Logo
College of Fine Arts
Support the Arts@Millikin!
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 11:15am
Support the Arts@Millikin! A significant part of the education of an artist takes place outside the traditional classroom. Through Performance Learning, Millikin student artists must...
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Laura Ledford
College of Fine Arts
Welcome to a New Season in the College of Fine Arts
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 10:00am
Welcome to a New Season in the College of Fine Arts The student and faculty artists of Millikin’s College of Fine Arts have sustained a reputation for excellence in the visual and...
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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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