Millikin University Choir


Millikin University ChoirUniversity Choir

The flagship of the Millikin choral fleet, the University Choir features 45 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. 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

millikin university choir

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

Tour Schedule 2018

Thursday, January 11

St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church 

1411 Cross St

O'Fallon, IL 62269

7:00 pm


Friday, January 12 

First Presbyterian Church

609 SE Second Street

Evansville IN 47713

7:00 pm


Saturday, January 13

Geneseo High School Concert Hall

700 North State Street,

Geneseo, IL

7:30 pm


Sunday, January 14

Grace Lutheran

7300 Division St

River Forest, IL 60305

4:00 pm


Monday, January 15

First Congregational Church

801 Bushnell St.

Beloit, WI 53511

7:00 pm


Tuesday, January 16

St. Boniface Church

318 N. 9th St.

Lafayette, IN

7:00 pm 


Wednesday, Janaury 17

Kirkwood Baptist Church

211 North Woodlawn Ave

St. Louis, MO 63122

7:00 pm

Thursday, January 18

First Baptist Church

1112 E Broadway

Columbia, MO 65201

7:00 pm


Friday, January 19

Liberty United Methodist

1001 Sunset Ave

Liberty, MO 64068

7:00 pm


Thursday, January 25

IMEA conference Peoria


Saturday, January 27

First Presbyterian Church

321 South 7th st.

Springfield, IL 62701

7:00 pm


Sunday, January 28

St. Patrick Church

407 E. Eldorado Street

Decatur, IL 62523

3:00 pm