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.


Lauren Ingebrigtsen
Academic | Campus | College of Fine Arts
Make It Millikin: Lauren Ingebrigtsen '19
August 13, 2018, 1:30pm
Vocal performance major lands opportunity of a lifetime in Italy Lauren Ingebrigtsen has molded her life into one that is centered on singing and performing. The Glenview, Ill., native...
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Leon Lewis-Nicol
Academic | Campus | College of Fine Arts
Make It Millikin: Leon Lewis-Nicol '20
July 30, 2018, 11:30am
Millikin School of Music impacts international student's musical skills It is no secret that Millikin University is well-known for being a top-tier institute for music, and international...
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Aly Gabriel
Academic | Campus | College of Fine Arts
Make It Millikin: Aly Gabriel '21
July 16, 2018, 12:45pm
Vocal performance major gaining recognition outside campus ​Millikin University was not initially on the top of Aly Gabriel's list when it came time to choose a university. However, after...
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