Enjoy Millikin University's much-beloved tradition
For more than 60 years, Millikin University's Vespers has signaled the start of the holiday season in central Illinois. This past December, audiences virtually witnessed the much-beloved tradition featuring rousing new musical experiences and a "best of" compilation from Vespers past.
Millikin musicians work with virtual composition class
Countless music educators around the world, who are faced with the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, are finding ways to have meaningful engagement with ensembles that are musically creative.
Millikin professor's book maps the historical terrain of forensic musicology
The field of forensic musicology has played an integral role in music copyright infringement cases for quite some time. Only recently has the field gained national attention thanks in large part to high-profile copyright infringement cases, such as collaborators Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke versus Marvin Gaye's estate, centered on the hit song, "Blurred Lines."
The concept album has all but disappeared. Why?
Millikin faculty member to speak on "Arts and Entrepreneurship in a Time of Crisis"
Martin Atkins, coordinator of music business at Millikin University, as well as a Grammy award-winning punk rocker, business owner and entrepreneurship educator, will be among the featured speakers during Penn State's Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 6-7:30 p.m.
Vespers 2020: All Is Bright
For more than 60 years, Millikin University's Vespers has signaled the start of the holiday season in central Illinois. With just over 6,500 attendees each year, Vespers is one of Millikin's most popular events, and the heartfelt mix of carols, choirs and candlelight has become a much-beloved tradition celebrating the community's creativity and good cheer.
Millikin student Ashten Smith makes masks for fellow flute players
When Ashten Smith, a senior music major, prepared to return to campus for school this fall, she and her flutist colleagues were faced with a problem regarding their rehearsals and performances: How were they going to play their flutes while wearing masks?
Unlike other musical instruments, flutes are played from the side, and the sound comes from the mouthpiece area.