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 Percussion Ensemble
Campus | College of Fine Arts | Community
Percussion Ensemble Synergy concert combines music and machines
February 9, 2018, 9:45am
Concert to celebrate a century of futuristic, mechanical music for percussion Kirkland Fine Arts Center and the Millikin University School of Music will present the Percussion Ensembles'...
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Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra
Campus | College of Fine Arts | Community
MDSO concert debuts Young Artist Competition Winners
January 29, 2018, 12:45pm
Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra concert to feature the music of Mozart The Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra (MDSO) will continue its 2017-2018 performance season with a Masterworks...
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Millikin Steinway Piano
Academic | Alumni & Friends | Campus
Millikin receives new Steinway Pianos
January 22, 2018, 2:15pm
Millikin to donate used instruments to Decatur schools Millikin University is pleased to announce the arrival of 21 new Steinway pianos consistent with its status as an All-Steinway school...
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