The 27th Annual Millikin Vocal Festival
The 27th Annual Millikin Vocal Festival will be held Sunday and Monday, September 22-23, 2019. Vocal Fest offers outstanding opportunities for both students and teachers through interaction with Millikin vocal staff and choral colleagues from throughout the region. Select high school students and their directors gather for a unique two-day vocal event combining concerts, workshops, voice lessons, and a festival choir experience. The nomination process ensures an equally balanced choir of similar ability making the festival the best possible experience for all.
Festival Choir - Comprised of outstanding choristers from regional high schools. Nominations allow us to more effectively balance the choir and help ensure that students are on the same level.
Opening Concert - Featuring some of Millikin University's outstanding choral ensembles.
Vocal Coaching Lessons - 10 minute sessions with a member of Millikin's exceptional voice faculty.
Auditions for Millikin's School of Music - Seniors may use their Vocal Coaching Lesson as an audition for Millikin’s School of Music (Music majors only).
Solo Competition - Those who have memorized their song for the Vocal Coaching Sessions AND students who audition for the School of Music participate in the festival solo competition. Winners sing for the Festival Finale Concert and will be awarded cash and Millikin Scholarships. Click here for more information.
Director's Choir - It's why we got into this profession. Let's regain the joy of singing together! The choir is a favorite with directors.
Attend Director's Workshop and Reading Sessions, or you may observe the festival choir rehearsals.
Grand Finale Concert - Festival Choir, Student Solo Competition Winners, Director's Choir, and the Millikin University Choir all combine into a wonderful 75-minute concert. Participants are headed for home by 6:00 pm.
Fee (includes T-shirt) - Due after students are accepted into the festival.
- Registration - $30 per student (t-shirt included)
- Vocal Coaching - $8 (optional)
Deadline for Nominations are September 6, 2019
In September, you will receive by email a list of those students accepted into the festival. Send no fees now! All fees are due after students are selected for the festival.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about Vocal Fest.
Other Questions? Contact us at 217.424.6300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Millikin University Vocal Festival 2019
Sunday, September 22nd
11:00am-12:45 Registration Kirkland Fine Arts Center
1:00pm Festival Activities begin:
5:00pm Dinner Break
7:30pm Festival Opening Concert Westminster Presbyterian Church
8:30pm Ice Cream Social/Directors Reception University Center
Monday, September 23rd
9:00am Festival Activities begin: Kirkland Fine Arts Center
1:30pm Festival Activities resume
4:30pm Festival Finale Concert Kirkland Fine Arts Center
Student solo competition winners
Millikin University Choir
5:45pm HEAD FOR HOME!