September 17, 2018, 4:30pm
The Vocal Festival Finale Concert will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, September 17, 2018 at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center. This concert will feature the Festival Choir, Student Solo Competition Winners, Director's Choir, and the Millikin University Choir for a wonderful 75-minute concert. For more information about Vocal Fest, check out their website.
September 26, 2018, 10:00am to 6:00pm
Wed Sep 26, 2018, 10:00am-6pm | Kirkland Fine Arts Center
A day dedicated to exploring the music of Brahms. Selected high school orchestras rehearse with Millikin string students and Millikin applied faculty, receive expert coaching on repertoire, sightreading, and All-State excerpts. The day culminates in a public concert and scholarship presentations!
Free and open to the public | Kirkland Fine Arts Center
Brahms: Variations on Theme of Haydn
October 5, 2018, 7:30pm
The Annual Homecoming Concert will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7:30p.m. in the Kirkland Fine Arts Center. The Millikin Alumni Band and the Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble will be lead by guest conductor Stacey (Larson) Dolan’92, and faculty tubist Tim Schlachtschneider.
Millikin alumni return to campus to perform on the Kirkland stage along with the Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Join fellow alumni during Homecoming weekend 2018 for the annual performance of the Millikin Alumni Band.
October 27, 2018, 7:30pm
November 15, 2018, 7:30pm
The Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform with special guest Peter Steiner on trombone in their concert, Colors for Trombone and Wind Ensemble by Bert Apermont. The concert will take place on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.in the Kirkland Fine Arts Center.
February 24, 2019, 4:00pm
The annual Synergy concert will take place on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. in the Kirkland Fine Arts Center.
Percussion Ensemble Synergy showcases the distinctiveness of Millikin's interdisciplinary alliances through a collaborative concert featuring performance by student and faculty across the College of Fine Arts. This year's Synergy program will highlight musical influences on percussion music by cultures from around the world.
March 3, 2019, 4:00pm
The Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform Concertino for Percussion by David Gillingham on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 4 p.m. in the Kirkland Fine Arts Center. They will be joined by current Millikin percussion faculty along with Millikin alumni Jeremy Brunk ’97, Aaron Villareal ’13, and recent graduate Justin DeBo ’18.
Each year we invite an outstanding high school band to share the stage with the Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble. This performance features the Morris (Illinois) Community Symphonic Winds, conducted by Millikin graduate Brock Feece ’15.
April 26, 2019, 7:30pm
Dr. Gray Shaw will join the Guest Trombone Choir and the Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble for their performance of Almost 76 Trombones on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:30p.m. in the Kirkland Fine Arts Center.
In his final Concert at Kirkland Fine Arts Center, Dr. Gary Shaw is joined by former trombone students, friends, colleagues, and the Millikin Wind Ensemble to celebrate 37 years of performing and teaching at Millikin University.
May 3, 2019, 7:30pm
The Percussion Ensemble Masterworks Concert will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019 in the Kirkland Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m.
Percussion Ensemble Masterworks showcases the depth and breadth of contemporary percussion chamber music through a program including the genre's leading composers. Senior music majors in percussion will be featured, as well as the world premiere of a new composition as supported by the Percussion Music Commissions Fund.