October 19, 2015 at 4:45pm

Halloween concert puts Millikin percussion in spotlight

The Children's Museum of Illinois, WAND-TV and Pepsi present the annual Halloween Concerts performed by Millikin University's Percussion Ensembles. Millikin's Percussion Ensembles will perform three special concerts in celebration of Halloween on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. and on Friday, Oct. 30, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

This all-ages, family-friendly event of the season will take place in the infamously haunted Albert Taylor Theatre inside Shilling Hall on the campus of Millikin University. Guests are invited to join the ensemble in costume; best costume prizes will be awarded.

This event will serve as a fundraiser for Millikin students to attend the Percussive Arts Society 2015 International Convention in San Antonio, Texas. The convention features over 120 concerts, clinics, master classes, workshops and presentations given by the finest artists from all over the world. 

The Millikin University percussion studio and ensembles represent one of the finest undergraduate programs of its kind. Through a diverse selection of degree programs and course offerings, the program is committed to providing students with the training and facilities necessary to achieve success in the professional world. Percussion studies at Millikin University are designed to develop the highest possible level of musicianship and an appropriate proficiency in performance, teaching, technology or program administration depending on the curriculum of study chosen by the student.

For more information on Millikin's Percussion Ensembles, visit millikin.edu/percussion.

Tickets for the event are $8 (free for Millikin students only with a student ID) and may be purchased at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center Ticket Office, by phone at 217.424.6318 or online at kirklandfinearts.com. Ticket Office hours are Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. A $2.50 fee will be charged for credit card purchases. This is a per transaction fee, not per ticket, and applies to online and Ticket Office orders.

Millikin's School of Music is committed to developing complete musicians artistically, technically and intellectually by emphasizing the integration of theory and practice with other disciplines across the University. For more information on Millikin's School of Music, visit millikin.edu/music.