April 19, 2021 at 3:30pm

Big Blue grads play prominent roles in multimedia concert

Chicago's Porchlight Music Theatre has earned critical acclaim for being one of the city's top musical theatre centers, providing a venue for Chicago's brightest music theatre talents. Over the years, Porchlight Music Theatre has staged more than 75 productions, including the hit revue series "New Faces Sing Broadway." 

April 16, 2021 at 2:30pm

Hollis Prize Competition features performances from Top Music Performing Students

Millikin University's Hollis Prize is the highest award that may be received by a student instrumentalist or vocalist within the School of Music. Following a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hollis Prize competition returned in a virtual format with a livestream broadcast on April 10.

April 15, 2021 at 1:45pm

"A compelling story with no words."

Disney Pixar's "Up' is an animated film that follows retired balloon salesman Carl Fredriksen and eight-year-old Russell as they fly toward adventure to seek the famed Paradise Falls. The movie, especially the music, inspired Millikin University first-year student Ramsey Folkerts to create a choreographed dance that tells "a compelling story with no words."

April 5, 2021 at 3:45pm

School of Music Finalists compete for prestigious prize

Following a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Millikin University School of Music's annual Hollis Prize competition will return in a virtual format with two livestream broadcasts.

March 26, 2021 at 2:00pm

Dissonance members earn individual honors

Millikin University's premier a cappella group Dissonance earned 2nd place at the 2021 Varsity Vocals International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) regional competition held virtually on March 13. By earning 2nd place honors, Dissonance has advanced to the ICCA semifinal competition which will take place live on Saturday, April 10.

March 18, 2021 at 10:45am

Theatre persists amid COVID-19 pandemic

A year after the then-novel COVID-19 Pandemic canceled all Millikin University events, including in-person classes, the Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre was determined to continue their mission to bring meaningful, thought-provoking messages to the Decatur community, even if it meant recording their performance to be viewed virtually.

March 11, 2021 at 2:30pm

Alumni-driven project brings together over 100 voices

This past February, more than 100 Millikin University Choir alumni of all eras united to see and hear themselves participate in a virtual rendition of "Lord Make us Instruments of Your Peace."

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