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    Millikin Community Arts Academy

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    A Tradition of Arts Education for the Greater Decatur Community

    For over 100 years, Millikin University’s School of Music has provided quality music lessons for students of all ages from Decatur and surrounding communities. Today, that tradition continues as highly-trained faculty and upper-level Millikin students teach in their areas of expertise.

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    Registration for MCAA Summer programming is open for all ages – attend one of our commuter/resident camps for creative writing, piano and summer jazz band camps, or enroll in one of our many summer camps for pre-school - adult including Active Arts, Communicate with Arts Technology, Summer sings, Community Percussion Ensemble, Rap-U, First Gig, Intergenerational Choral, pre-school programs, and musical theatre camps! You can also enroll in private lessons!

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    The mission of the Millikin Community Arts Academy (MCAA), formally known as the Preparatory Department, is to foster an appreciation of and participation in the Arts while instilling a lifelong love and enjoyment of the Arts. Inherent to this mission is providing learning and performance opportunities for students of all ages in music, theatre, dance and art, enhancing student's knowledge and performance expertise,  and cultivating a companionable link between the university and the community.

    The Millikin Community Arts Academy is currently overseen by Director Marie Jagger-Taylor and Assistant Director Braun Sheets. If you need assistance getting started in any of our outstanding programs, please contact us by phone at (217) 425-4698 or Marie Jagger-Taylor at (217) 424-3579. Contact us by email at mcaa@millikin.edu

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