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.

Millikin's nationally recognized School of Music brings relevant, performance-based opportunities to all facets of undergraduate music education. With five distinctive music degree programs and additional certificate options, our students find their path to professional success through a blending of creative, performative, scholarly, and entrepreneurial experiences designed to train the next generation of music professionals. The School of Music also offers multiple opportunities for Millikin students to get involved in over seven ensembles. Students do not need to be a music major or minor to be involved.

Performance Learning

At Millikin, students experience an environment rich in Performance Learning, where students experience real-world risks and rewards while combining theory and practice with imagination and innovation.

Engaged in supportive partnerships with faculty and staff, our students practice their disciplines in the classroom and perform their disciplines through engagement with a global community of experts- scientists, artists, authors, or other committed third-party stakeholders.  We believe the best way to learn is to do and reflect- in the classroom and beyond.  Through Performance Learning, Millikin students prepare to shape their lives, own their careers, and impact their communities.

Our commitment to providing all students in all disciplines opportunities for Performance Learning distinguishes Millikin University as a leader in higher education. 


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Amy Catron
College of Fine Arts | Music
Flexibility in String Education
September 9, 2021, 3:15pm
Millikin's Amy Catron shares how she reimagined her cello teachings during the pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly changed the educational landscape for schools across the country...
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Naomi Latta
Academic | Campus | College of Fine Arts
Millikin student takes top honors at National Association of Teachers of Singing 2021 Auditions
July 28, 2021, 12:45pm
Millikin's Naomi Latta recognized for standout performance Naomi Latta, a junior musical theatre major at Millikin University, received 1st Place honors in the National Association of...
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Millikin University Music Business
Academic | Campus | College of Fine Arts
The Next Generation of Music Industry Pros
July 26, 2021, 10:15am
Millikin Music Business program designed to prep students for a career in today's music industry The following article comes from the Summer 2021 edition of Blue Review, Millikin...
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