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.

September 2019

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School of Music

September 21, 2019, 7:30pm
Experience the powerful dissonance and driving rhythms of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.
September 23, 2019, 4:30pm
This concert  will feature the Festival Choir, Student Solo Competition Winners, Director's Choir, and the Millikin University Choir for a won
September 23, 2019, 7:30pm to 8:30pm
UC 114 - Cafe Monday, September 23, 2019, 7:30 – 8:30pm Arts cafe’s first event: open mic night 
September 26, 2019, 7:30pm
Millikin University School of Music presents a guest performance by the Estampe Piano Trio (Eunjeong Choi, violin; Yeonwoo Seo, cello; Mi
September 27, 2019, 7:30pm
Join the School of Music for its opening night preview event showcasing Millikin's top student ensembles in their first performance of the year.
September 28, 2019, 3:00pm
Millikin Choir Alumni Concert Current members join alumni of the University Choir in its first extended program of the year.

Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra

September 21, 2019, 7:30pm
Experience the powerful dissonance and driving rhythms of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.
October 26, 2019, 7:30pm
Contemplate the heroic struggles of key figures in literature and western music with a program featuring the work of Gounod, Mahler, and Shostakovi
February 1, 2020, 7:30pm
Celebrate the centenary year of the Nineteenth Amendment with a concert dedicated to the legacy of revolutionary women and their allies.
February 29, 2020, 7:30pm
Since its premiere in 1808, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony has attained worldwide renown, influencing composers of symphonies and chart-topping hit son
April 18, 2020, 7:30pm
O Fortuna! The MDSO and Millikin Union of Choirs come together to perform Carl Orff’s epic Carmina Burana.

Perkinson Art Gallery

Hidden Mothers
September 9, 2019 8:09 AM
The series, Hidden Mothers, comprised of photographic portraits and laser cut fabric, references the early usages of photog
World War II Poster Exhibit
October 28, 2019 9:10 AM
When Britain and France went to war with Germany in 1939, Americans were divided over whether to join the war effort.
A*C*E* Annual High School Art Exhibition
November 18, 2019 9:11 PM
The Annual A.C.E.
Central Illinois High School Art Teacher Biennial Exhibition
December 2, 2019 9:12 PM
This will be our inaugural exhibition showcasing the artistic creations of the Central Illinois Area Art Teachers.
Simon Levin "Lineage", Studio Conversations between Simon Levin & Apprentices
February 3, 2020 9:02 PM
Simon Levin has been working in clay since 1990. He is a full time studio potter working exclusively with wood firing.
Annual Student Art Show
March 30, 2020 9:03 AM
The Annual Student Art Show features freshman through junior art students’ work.
  • 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.


October 10, 2019 7:10 PM
Medea is a wife, a mother, and a powerful sorceress. When her husband, Jason, abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and
October 26, 2019 1:10 PM
Co-produced with the Golden K (Kiwanis), this production for children playfully discovers many ways to enter and to exit situations and when the in-
November 15, 2019 7:11 PM
"Who says that murder's not an art?" The Cook County Jail gets turned on its ear when Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly vie for the attention of the
December 12, 2019 7:12 PM
 Light, space, music, and movement come together to delight, provoke, and inspire us in this annual concert of original dance, performed and
February 20, 2020 7:02 PM
In this new imagining of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic operetta, 'The Pirates of Penzance', our 'pirates' are members of a 50's biker-gang and are
March 26, 2020 7:03 PM
Horton the Elephant lives happily in the Jungle of Nool - until he hears a cry for help that he can't ignore. Based on the classic stories of Dr.

College of Fine Arts News

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 4:15pm
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Brian Justison named director of Millikin School of Music
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 11:30am
Brian Justison named director of Millikin School of Music Brian Justison, professor of music and coordinator of percussion studies, has been named the new director of the Millikin...
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