The Millikin University Choir


University Choir

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The flagship of the Millikin choral fleet, the University Choir features 43 upper-class students from a variety of majors. Membership in the choir places high demands on students who travel extensively throughout the United States representing the university in a variety of settings. In recent years, the choir has also toured internationally to Spain, Ireland, Scotland, England, China, Taiwan, Haiti, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. The Millikin University Choir has gained national recognition, due in part to six invitations to perform at national and regional conferences of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). Their performances have fostered new conversations in response to their approach to tone, style and programming. The choir has six recordings on Millikin's FirstStep Records label.



Dr. Brad Holmes, Director

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Dr. Brad Holmes is the Director of Choir Programs at Millikin University in Decatur, IL. Prior his appointment at Millikin, Dr. Holmes was Associate Director of Choirs at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. During this time at Millikin, Dr. Holmes has overseen the growth of the choral program to four traditional choirs and a variety of smaller vocal ensembles involving more than 250 students and a nationally recognized choral staff. Choirs under his direction have sung in every state but Alaska. The more than 300 festivals and workshops conducted by Dr. Holmes include All-State choirs, regional ACDA honor choirs, district festivals and church music clinics throughout the United States. Internationally, his choirs have toured to 35 countries. He was a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University for two academic terms, working primarily with the Choir of Clare College. He returns to England frequently for conducting engagements and choral workshops. Other international guest-conducting opportunities have taken him to Continental Europe, China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Dr. Holmes’ compositions are published by First Step Publishing, Santa Barbara Music Press and Morning Star Publishers. Additional arrangements may be found at

Millikin University Choir

Tour 2019


Saturday, January 5

Central Baptist Church

501 S. Fourth St.

Springfield, IL

7:00 pm


Sunday, January 6

 Central Presbyterian Church

 125 N 7th St.

Terre Haute, IN

3:00 pm


Monday, January 7

First Baptist Church

401 Gateway Avenue

Chattanooga, TN



Tuesday, January 8

Trinity United Methodist Church

120 W. Park Ave

Tallahassesee, FL

7:00 pm


Wednesday, January 9

First United Methodist Church

104 S Pineapple Ave.

Sarasota, FL

7:00 pm


Friday, January 11 

Performance at FLMEA conference


Conference attendees only


Saturday, January 12 

Morning workshop at FLMEA


Conference attendees only


Sunday, January 13  

Winter Park Presbyterian Church

400 S Lakemont Ave

Winter Park, FL 

  10:30 am 

Morning Services


Sunday, January 13

Port Orange Presbyterian Church

4662 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.

Port Orange, Florida 32129

4:00 pm


Tuesday, January 15    

First United Methodist Church

142 E Jackson St

Orlando, FL

 7:00 pm


Wednesday, January 16

Memorial Presbyterian Church

32 Sevilla St

St Augustine, FL    

6:00 pm


Thursday, January 17

  Palms Presbyterian Church

3410 3rd St S

Jacksonville Beach, FL

  7:30 pm


Friday, January 18    

St. John United Methodist Church

736 Greene St

Augusta Ga.

   7:30 pm


Saturday, January 19

Brentwood United Methodist Church

 309 Franklin Rd

Brentwood, TN 

7:15 pm


Sunday, January 20

First Presbyterian Church

609 SE Second Street

Evansville, IN

4:00 pm


Sunday, January 27

Tour Finale Concert

St. Patrick Church

Decatur, IL

3:00 pm