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 Rock University
Academic | College of Fine Arts | Community
Millikin's "Rock U" program gives young performers a stage
April 30, 2018, 2:15pm
Students develop musical skills by playing rock and popular music The Preparatory Department in the Millikin University School of Music has been providing quality music lessons for...
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Lexi Leggs
Academic | Campus | Career Center
Make It Millikin: Lexi Leggs '18
April 16, 2018, 12:30pm
Opportunities guide future Millikin graduate on career path The best four years of Lexi Leggs' life, she says, have been her years at Millikin University. The Oak Forest, Ill., native...
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Hollis Prize
Academic | Alumni & Friends | Campus
Trombone performance major earns Millikin School of Music's highest honor
April 13, 2018, 10:15am
John Robinson receives Millikin's Hollis Prize Millikin University's Hollis Prize is the highest award that may be received by a student instrumentalist or vocalist within the School of...
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