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