Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble Update
Greater Decatur Youth Band celebrates a summer of musical experiences
For over 25 years, the Greater Decatur Youth Band, in partnership with the Decatur Park District, has been an important component of music education in the Decatur (Ill.) community, and the program is coming off one of its most successful summers to date in 2019.
Martin Atkins' latest project puts students on a real live rock tour
When it comes to learning about the music industry and touring, sometimes there is no better teacher than the road, and for Millikin University faculty member Martin Atkins, he's taking this approach and developing it into his boldest project yet.
Summer with the Greater Decatur Youth Band
2019-20 Season to feature Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker, A Cappella Live!, Official Blues Brothers Review and Postmodern Jukebox
Members of Dissonance share love of a cappella with campers
Millikin University a cappella group Dissonance was started for not just the idea of competing against other a cappella groups, but for educating music and for the love of performing.
The group also knows the importance of enriching the community through performance, and their summer camp "Project A Cappella" speaks to that in many ways.
Summer program at Millikin teaches hip-hop music
Many might assume that summertime at most universities can be a quiet time as classes have wrapped up and graduation ceremonies are taking place – this isn't the case at Millikin University.
Even though most students are gone for the summer, the Millikin campus community is staying active with different camps, conferences, workshops and immersion courses.
Burgett's music career has a "Big Blue" connection
Building on the success of his previous single "Town You Never Heard Of," 2012 Millikin University graduate Eric Burgett is releasing music with his new record label, Bow To Stern Group. His debut single "Swing Low, Sweet Old Cadillac" was released on June 3, 2019, and an EP is slated to release in Aug. 2019.
Dr. Mark Tonelli performs alongside Lexi Walker at Devon Amphitheater grand opening
The Decatur (Ill.) community celebrated the grand opening of the Devon G. Buffet Amphitheater at Nelson Park during Memorial Day Weekend. The performing arts facility, made possible by a generous donation by the Buffett Foundation, is a destination for live, outdoor entertainment during the summer months.