Millikin University - Decatur, IL

Spring 2015

January 31 @ 7:30p
Michael Luxner, conductor
Christopher Raymond, bassoon
Philip Lopez, baritone
Brock Gwaltney, piano
@Kirkland Fine Arts Center

February 7 @ 4p
Guest Artist Masterclass
Maira Liliestedt, piano
@Kaeuper Hall

February 8 @ 4p
Guest Artist Recital
Maira Liliestedt, piano
@Kaeuper Hall

March 1 @ 4p
Gary Shaw, conductor
Silvan Negrutiu, piano
Zack Stanton, guest composer
Midwest Premiere of 'Concerto for Piano & Wind Ensemble'
@Kirkland Fine Arts Center

March 29 @ 4p
Faculty Artist Recital
Chung-Ha Kim, piano
@Kaeuper Hall

April 28 @ 6p
Junior Piano Recitals
Brock Gwaltney, piano
Jared Rixstine, piano
@Kaeuper Hall

Piano & Keyboard Studies

where you perform

Welcome to Millikin University’s Piano and Keyboard Studies website!

Whether you are a current or prospective piano student, parent or teacher, or a community member interested to learn more about Millikin’s piano program, we welcome you and thank you for taking the time to browse our webpage. We would be delighted to invite you on campus for a visit, piano lesson, or just to be acquainted – we are only one e-mail, letter, or phone call away!  

A proud member of the All-Steinway Schools elite group, Millikin University School of Music provides state-of-the-art facilities and instruments, including Steinway & Sons pianos in all teaching studios, as well as an ample number of practice rooms reserved for piano students.

The piano faculty, consisting of international performing artists devoted to pedagogical excellence, offer continued support and guidance to their students while maintaining active careers as performers, adjudicators, and clinicians. In addition, we facilitate opportunities for Millikin piano students to interact with guest artists both on- and off-campus. During the last two academic years, the Keyboard Studies area presented over twenty piano concerts and masterclasses on campus.

We offer competitive scholarships to new piano students based on artistic proficiency, annual cash awards for current piano students, performing opportunities at Millikin’s concert halls and beyond, as well as access to the Millitrax Studios, where students can produce and release professional recordings.

The vision of the Keyboard Studies at Millikin is to guide students toward artistic and pedagogical excellence, through enthusiastic preparation for the reality of the contemporary music world, all within a healthy academic and artistic environment.


Silvan Negruţiu, D.M.A.

Coordinator of Keyboard Studies


All-Steinway Schools demonstrate a commitment to excellence by providing their students and faculties with the best equipment possible for the study of music. That is why the only pianos owned by the institutions — from the practice room to the recital hall — are designed by Steinway & Sons.

Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL