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.

February 2018


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


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

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.



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


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


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


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


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


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

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 1:30pm
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Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 11:15am
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 2:45pm
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 11:30am
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 2:15pm
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College of Fine Arts
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 4:15pm
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Brian Justison
Academic Alumni & Friends Campus College of Fine Arts Community Music Office of the Provost
Brian Justison named director of Millikin School of Music
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 11:30am
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