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 Wind Ensemble
Ten Reasons Why - Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble Update
September 20, 2019, 10:00am
Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble Update   The 2019-2020 Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble is hard at work preparing for our first concert of the season! After kicking off the...
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Greater Decatur Youth Band
Academic | Campus | College of Fine Arts
Millikin and Decatur Park District: Partners in Music Education
August 29, 2019, 2:30pm
Greater Decatur Youth Band celebrates a summer of musical experiences For over 25 years, the Greater Decatur Youth Band, in partnership with the Decatur Park District, has been an...
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Martin Atkins
Academic | Campus | College of Fine Arts
Taking the Classroom on the Road
August 23, 2019, 1:15pm
Martin Atkins' latest project puts students on a real live rock tour When it comes to learning about the music industry and touring, sometimes there is no better teacher than the road...
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