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.

Millikin's nationally recognized School of Music  brings relevant, performance-based opportunities to all facets of undergraduate music education.  With five distinctive music degree programs and additional certificate options, our students find their path to professional success through a blending of creative, performative, scholarly, and entrepreneurial experiences designed to train the next generation of music professionals.

Performance Learning

At Millikin, students experience an environment rich in Performance Learning, where students experience real-world risks and rewards while combining theory and practice with imagination and innovation.

Engaged in supportive partnerships with faculty and staff, our students practice their disciplines in the classroom and perform their disciplines through engagement with a global community of experts- scientists, artists, authors, or other committed third-party stakeholders.  We believe the best way to learn is to do and reflect- in the classroom and beyond.  Through Performance Learning, Millikin students prepare to shape their lives, own their careers, and impact their communities.

Our commitment to providing all students in all disciplines opportunities for Performance Learning distinguishes Millikin University as a leader in higher education. 


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Eric Burgett
Alumni & Friends | Campus | Career Center
Eric Burgett's '12 newest single "Raised" tells memories of growing up
April 6, 2020, 1:15pm
Millikin graduate creates music video for latest single Country music recording artist and 2012 Millikin University graduate Eric Burgett wanted to incorporate memories of how he had fun...
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Millikin Wind Ensemble
The Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble is hard at work preparing for a special, FREE concert
February 21, 2020, 1:45pm
The Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble is hard at work preparing for a special, FREE concert on Sunday, March 1 at 4pm in the Kirkland Fine Arts Center.  We’re excited to share it...
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Pirates of Penzance Millikin
Academic | Campus | College of Fine Arts
Behind the Curtain: "The Pirates of Penzance"
February 21, 2020, 10:45am
A look at Millikin's new imagining of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic operetta W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's classic operetta "The Pirates of Penzance" has been a popular...
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