College of Fine Arts Articles
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."
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.
"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."
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.
BURST Magazine, 1901 Productions recognized for outstanding work
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.
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.
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."