Millikin Women has a long-standing tradition of excellence at Millikin. The choir is a select group of 80 singers. The choir frequently receives special invitations for performances state-wide,and tours in the spring. Annually they host the Millikin Women's Choir Festival which draws high school women's choirs from throughout the state.
Beth Holmes, Conductor
Beth Holmes currently conducts the Millikin Women, a choir comprised of 80 singers, and serves on the Millikin voice faculty. Under her direction the choir hosts the annual Women's Choral Festival on campus, takes an Illinois tour, and performs for the popular Millikin Christmas Vespers and other annual concerts. Beth is an active guest conductor, directing District and All-State festival choirs and Convention Honor Choirs throughout the Midwest. Recent conducting appearances include Women’s Honor Choirs on the Regional ACDA convention in Minneapolis, as well as state ACDA conventions in Illinois, Florida,and Minnesota. A graduate of Kansas State University, Beth subsequently completed a Masters in Choral Conducting at Arizona State University. She served as the Artistic and Musical Director of the Millikin University Children & Youth Choir Program for 7 years, conducting its premiere ensemble and coordinating a staff of conductors, managers, and Millikin student interns. She has served as ACDA Repertoire and Standards Chair for Women’s Choir in both Iowa and Illinois, and maintains a private voice studio in her home.