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.


Eric Burgett
Alumni & Friends | Campus | Career Center
Millikin graduate Eric Burgett '12 releases debut single on Bow To Stern Records
June 3, 2019, 11:45am
Burgett's music career has a "Big Blue" connection Building on the success of his previous single "Town You Never Heard Of," 2012 Millikin University graduate Eric Burgett is...
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Mark Tonelli
Academic | Campus | College of Fine Arts
Millikin music professor becomes first performer at new amphitheater
May 29, 2019, 1:45pm
Dr. Mark Tonelli performs alongside Lexi Walker at Devon Amphitheater grand opening The Decatur (Ill.) community celebrated the grand opening of the Devon G. Buffet Amphitheater at Nelson...
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Justin Moniz
Academic | Campus | College of Fine Arts
Millikin's Justin Moniz wins second straight American Prize in Vocal Performance
May 10, 2019, 11:45am
Moniz rewarded for best performance by a classically trained vocalist in America For the second consecutive year, Dr. Justin John Moniz, chair of vocal studies for Millikin University's...
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