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.


David Cook
Academic | Admissions | Alumni & Friends
MU Faculty Profile: David Cook
October 5, 2018, 10:30am
Millikin clarinet professor teaches the evolving field of music In order to grow as a musician David Cook believes experiences are important as well as reflecting on what you learn. Cook...
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Sergey Bogza
Campus | College of Fine Arts | Community
Variety finds harmony with Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra season opener
September 21, 2018, 2:30pm
MDSO opens 2018-2019 season with 'Masterworks I' concert The Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra (MDSO) kicks off its 2018-2019 performance season with an opening night "Masterworks I"...
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Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra
Campus | College of Fine Arts | Community
MDSO Labor Day Concert features soloist Justin John Moniz
August 29, 2018, 1:45pm
Concert pays tribute to hard work with music selected by the audience For the 22nd consecutive year, Decatur says farewell to summer with a free Labor Day concert from the Millikin-Decatur...
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