Music is life at Millikin. Our accomplished faculty will show you that dreams and reality aren’t so far apart as they play alongside you, learn with you, and help develop the talent you’ve only begun to tap into!

The mission of the School of Music is to develop the whole musician – artistically, intellectually, technically – through the integration of theory and practice in an environment where students become active learners through their relationships with faculty, who themselves continue to grow as artists, scholars, and teachers.

Music core learning goals

  • Develop musical skills through listening, analysis, playing an instrument, or voice
  • Develop an understanding of music in an historical and cultural context

Each degree program has its own learning goals for the major, too. These goals help us maintain a steadfast commitment to what's important - preparing musicians for lives of distinction and honor.


Millikin Dissonance
Academic | Campus | College of Fine Arts
Dissonance's pitch perfect harmonies garner accolades
February 21, 2019, 9:45am
Millikin A cappella group takes top honors at Midwest competition Millikin University's mixed A cappella group Dissonance won the 2019 Varsity Vocals International Championship of...
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Millikin Haley Muller
Academic | Campus | Career Center
Millikin student's musical comes to life
February 8, 2019, 10:15am
James Millikin Scholar uses project to create children's mystery musical Haley Muller is a James Millikin Scholar (JMS) at Millikin University. She is part of a highly selective honors...
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Eidolan Student Woodwind Quintet
Festive Woodwinds
January 29, 2019, 11:30am
Festive Woodwinds The Eidolan Student Woodwind Quintet (coach Professor Claire Taylor) and the Millikin Oboe Bassoon Society (faculty advisor Professor Tina Nicholson) performed at the...
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