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.


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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Greater Decatur Youth Band
Summer with the Greater Decatur Youth Band
August 22, 2019, 3:00pm
Summer with the Greater Decatur Youth Band It was a great summer for the Youth Band.  We had around 80 students participate this year, including about 20 in our new Jump Start...
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