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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News

Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra
Music
MDSO performance highlights Millikin faculty soloists
April 9, 2015, 3:30pm
MDSO performance highlights Millikin faculty soloists The Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra (MDSO) will present its season finale concert on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in...
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Matthew West
Alumni & Friends | College of Fine Arts | Music
Matthew West '99
April 6, 2015, 2:00pm
Matthew West '99 Millikin University commercial music alumnus Matthew West '99 performed in concert at the Decatur Civic Center on April 4 along with opening acts Colton Dixon and Byron "...
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Millikin Hollis Prize
College of Fine Arts
Hollis Prize
March 25, 2015, 9:30am
Hollis Prize Millikin University's School of Music is pleased to announce Chris Raymond (bassoon), senior instrumental music performance major from Bourbonnais, Ill., the winner of the...
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