College of Fine Arts Articles
August 12, 2020 at 10:00am
Millikin to celebrate holiday season with livestream event featuring choirs
Millikin University's 2020 Vespers celebration has been canceled due to the restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
In light of these changes, Millikin University will be celebrating the holiday season with a livestream event this December featuring video footage from past Vespers concerts, and a special virtual appearance from this year's Millikin choirs.
August 7, 2020 at 12:15pm
Investment in Students and the Decatur Community
Millikin University's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program exemplifies the very essence of a Millikin education. Through the program, students spend the summer researching, acquiring data and engaging in project-based learning.
July 31, 2020 at 1:15pm
The role of a costume designer is significant when it comes to adding to the contexts of characters on stage. It is the designer's responsibility to make sure the costume works for the actor as well as making it work for the theatre production.
July 29, 2020 at 11:45am
Dr. William J. McClain assumes role as conductor and music director of the MDSO
"Millikin University's School of Music is a vibrant program with students who are energized and have a hunger for a career in music."
July 23, 2020 at 2:15pm
Millikin faculty member brings music industry to students
Music has always found a home in Chicago and 2020 is the year of Chicago music. It's also the 35th year for the nonprofit organization Arts & Business Council of Chicago (A&BC). The organization is committed to bringing its business know-how to help support the next generation of creative entrepreneurs in an effort to help recover and rebuild the creative economy and ensure that the beat goes on.
July 22, 2020 at 12:15pm
Millikin student artist to showcase ceramic work during residency
Millikin University's Art Department and Center for Entrepreneurship have named Margaret Luckenbill the 2020 Robert Harrison Crowder Artist-in-Residence at Blue Connection, Millikin's student-run retail art gallery.
July 20, 2020 at 1:30pm
Millikin commercial music major getting a glimpse of music industry
Music City, better known as Nashville, Tenn., is where rising Millikin University senior Aly Gabriel is spending her time this summer. The Edwardsville, Ill., native is fulfilling a goal of hers as she is getting a glimpse into the heart of the music industry.
July 13, 2020 at 11:15am
Student using summer apprenticeship to gain experience in theatre industry and marketing
Theatres around the United States have canceled their summer seasons due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It still may be a while until the theatre industry is fully up and running, which is why Millikin University student Katie Bodlak chose to expand her options of summer internships when the pandemic hit.
June 29, 2020 at 1:00pm
Millikin experience helps pianist become a better musician and performer
Leon Lewis-Nicol's story is one of dedication. A native of Freetown, Sierra Leone, the West African native taught himself the piano for 10 years before moving to the United States in 2016 – an accomplishment he's very proud of because "it shows that nothing is impossible regardless of one's background," he says.
June 26, 2020 at 8:30am
Millikin professor's lecture pinpoints how theatre has transformed through difficult times
The emergence of the COVID-19 global pandemic has left an impact on the performing arts. Because of social distancing requirements, public performances have been canceled and many companies have used digital services to showcase theatre performances online leaving many to wonder, will theatre go back to the way it was?