Admission Information


Applying to the School of Music

Millikin's nationally recognized School of Music brings relevant, performance-based opportunities to all facets of undergraduate music education. With seven distinctive music degree programs and additional certificate options, our students find their path to professional success through a blending of creative, performative, scholarly, and entrepreneurial experiences designed to train the next generation of music professionals. 

College of Fine Arts (CFA) Talent Scholarships are offered to students based on their talent and potential contribution to the School of Music. Scholarships for all majors and minors are determined via the audition process. Note: B.A. and B.S. Music Business majors will interview rather than perform an audition. 

If you are interested in playing or singing in an ensemble, but not majoring or minoring in music, you may also audition to be considered for a talent scholarship. For more information, please contact the School of Music Audition Coordinator at

Steps to Apply 

1. Apply to Millikin University

Before the School of Music admittance process can begin, you must first apply to and be accepted by Millikin University’s Office of Admission. Students may apply to Millikin using the Common App or through our website at There is no fee to complete the application.

Millikin University Application

2. Apply to the School of Music

Once admitted to the University, you will receive an email and an acceptance packet in the mail outlining your next steps. These include:

  • Accessing your myVIP (personalized online) portal.
  • Completing the School of Music application
  • Scheduling an audition or interview

3a. Schedule an Audition (*not required for Music Business BA., B.S. majors)

Once you have been admitted to Millikin University, you will be contacted by the audition coordinator regarding arrangements for your in-person audition. You may also choose to audition virtually. This process involves submitting a YouTube link of the required repertoire and scheduling a skills session via the audition coordinator. For complete details on audition requirements and scheduling, visit our Audition Information page.

Click here to see the Audition Requirements

Audition Dates: 

  • Friday November 10, 2023
  • Monday January 15, 2024
  • Monday February 19, 2024
  • Monday March 11, 2024
  • Monday April 8, 2024

3b. Schedule an Interview (*Music Business BA., B.S. majors)

Once you have been admitted to Millikin University, you will be contacted by the audition coordinator to schedule your interview date and time. Upon completion, you will be eligible for a College of Fine Arts Scholarship and receive further consideration for a special full-tuition Foley Music Business Scholarship. 


If you have questions regarding the audition requirements and/or process, please contact the School of Music Audition Coordinator at