A Tradition of Music Education for Area Youth

Piano pictureFor 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 students teach in their areas of expertise. Our programs have expanded to include the Millikin Children's Choir Program, Rock University: Millikin, Millikin University Community Cello Choir, Decatur Youth Symphony Orchestra, Music & Movement, and Summer Music Camps.

The primary mission of the Millikin University Preparatory Department is to foster a lifelong love and enjoyment of music for students of all ages from the greater Decatur area, to enhance their musical knowledge and performance expertise, and to create a companionable link between the university and the community.

The Director of the Millikin Preparatory Department is currently Dr. Neal Smith, Chair of Music Education for the Millikin School of Music. If you need assistance getting started in any of our outstanding programs, please contact the Preparatory Department Office at (217) 425-4698 or preparatory@millikin.edu.