The Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra's (MDSO) 2016-17 performance season will wrap up with a masterworks concert on Saturday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Kirkland Fine Arts Center.
Entitled "Symphonic Revolutionaries," the concert features performances of Beethoven's "Piano Concerto No. 3," Rautavaara's "Cantus Arcticus" and Beethoven's "Symphony No. 3."
The large library windows of Dennis Lab School in Decatur have seen some changes this spring. Earlier this April, artwork designed by Millikin University visual media students was installed on the library windows. The design reflects Dennis Lab School and the school's impact on the community.
Last fall, Millikin visual media students collaborated with the Dennis Student Council to design artwork for the library windows seen east of the facilities monarch wing at Dennis Lab School.
Brian Justison, professor of music and coordinator of percussion studies, has been named the new director of the Millikin University School of Music. Justison will begin his new position in June 2017. Justison replaces Dr.
Millikin University's Hollis Prize is the highest award that may be received by a student instrumentalist or vocalist within the School of Music. The 15th annual Hollis Prize was awarded on Saturday, April 1, following a recital in Kaeuper Hall, Perkinson Music Center, on Millikin's campus. The concert featured performances from Millikin University's top three music performing students.
Millikin University student artists Shelby Truax and Michelle Holsapple will present their senior art exhibitions at the Perkinson Gallery in Kirkland Fine Arts Center on Millikin's campus April 9-14. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, April 9, from 1 – 3 p.m.; the reception is free and open to the public.
A senior graphic design/computer art major from Sherman, Ill., Shelby Truax is a photographer, and focuses her work on capturing a person's portrait.
For several years, the faculty, students and leadership of Millikin have nurtured a dream to create a much-needed, new Center for the nationally recognized School of Theatre and Dance. The time to dream is over.
Millikin University's School of Theatre and Dance is performing one of Shakespeare's most popular romantic comedies "As You Like It," April 6-9 in Albert Taylor Theatre inside Shilling Hall on Millikin's campus.
The romantic comedy touches on current topics, including exiled citizens, gender bending and various versions of love.
Trevor Stout, a sophomore at Millikin University, recently became a trumpet performance major and is engaging in opportunities to perform with ensembles and record in the studio.
Stout is currently in four ensembles within Millikin's School of Music, including the wind ensemble, jazz band and brass quintet.
The Decatur, Ill., native is amazed by the talent in the School of Music as well as Millikin's College of Fine Arts.