Millikin Orchestra Workshop


Wednesday, September 27, 2017: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Millikin University, Kirkland Fine Arts Center, 1184 W Main Street, Decatur Il 62522

Orchestra with Sergey Bogza

Bring your high school string players to join with others from around the state to explore the music of Beethoven and “jump-start” their All-State audition preparation. Your students will perform with Millikin applied faculty and members of the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra, be immersed in Beethoven’s distinctive musical style, and learn the techniques and musical approaches necessary to capture that character in their All-State audition excerpts. The day culminates in a concert by the workshop orchestra featuring Coriolanus Overture, the 2nd movement of Symphony No. 7, and selected movements from Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat major performed by a Millikin faculty ensemble. Bowed sheet music with fingerings will be available online for download in August. Registration fee: $10 per student (includes lunch). Deadline: September 1, 2017.  Transportation scholarships will be available to schools bringing 20 or more students. Contact Georgia Hornbacker for additional information.

Register Online




String Rehearsal: Coriolanus Overture and Mvt. 2 from Symphony No. 7 with Dr. Sergey Bogza, Music Director, MDSO


Lunch/tour campus/meet with Millikin students. Mock auditions/coachings with Millikin string faculty


Sight-reading of recent string publications with Dr. Neal Smith: Music Director, Decatur Youth Symphony Orchestra

All about Beethoven: brief presentation on Beethoven’s legacy and influence by Millikin musicology professor Dr. Katherine Leo.

Sight-reading of excerpts from Beethoven symphonies with Dr. Bogza

Q&A with Millikin students and faculty.


Sectionals led by Millikin string faculty.




Full rehearsal with MDSO winds and brass


Change for concert


Coriolanus Overture, Mvt. 2 from Symphony No. 7, selected movements from Septet in E-flat major performed by Millikin Faculty Ensemble.


Violin I - Coriolanus Overture
​Violin II - Coriolanus Overture
Viola - Coriolanus Overture
Cello - Coriolanus Overture
Bass - Coriolanus Overture

Violin I - Beethoven 7, Movement 2
Violin II - Beethoven 7, Movement 2
Viola - Beethoven 7, Movement 2
Cello - Beethoven 7, Movement 2
Bass - Beethoven 7, Movement 2