The B.A. in Music is designed for the student who wants to earn a degree in music as well as have opportunities to explore other avenues of intellectual inquiry. Students often complete either a second major or minor in a field outside music. This degree provides opportunities to explore other academic areas, gain competence in a foreign language, and choose elective courses designed by the student and advisor. In addition, B.A. students will receive professional experiences through music internships, internships in secondary areas, and service learning projects.
Bachelor of Arts in Music Program of Study
Commercial Music (B.M.)
The B.M. in Commercial Music is designed to prepare the student for a career in the creative side of the music industry. A key component of the program is the Millikin Studio, a state-of-the-art recording studio and video-editing suite. Each student completes a senior project of his/her choice in consultation with the advisor. Previous projects include: recital, video project, composition recital, production of a compact disk either as engineer, producer or performer. In addition, B.M. students will receive professional experiences through internships and coursework with First Step Records, Millikin’s student-run record label and publishing company, and the Blue Connection Art Gallery.
Commercial Music Program of Study
Music Education (B.M.)
The B.M. in Music Education is designed to develop outstanding music teachers by providing students with the opportunities to teach in realistic settings. Music education students learn by doing. This degree provides opportunities to teach in a local school setting, take comprehensive instrumental & vocal/choral methods courses, and learn elementary and secondary music. In addition, B.M. students will receive professional experiences through conducting labs, lab ensembles, and supervised teaching.
Vocal Music Education Program of Study
Instrumental Music Education Program of Study
Music Performance (B.M.)
The B.M. in Music Performance is designed to develop excellence in music performance and to prepare for a career as a professional musical artist and/or the private teaching of applied music. Applied areas include: piano, voice, guitar, violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, flute, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and percussion. This degree provides opportunities to receive one-on-one pedagogical instruction unique to your instrument or voice, perform a junior and senior recital, and take advanced courses in music theory and musicology. In addition, B.M. students will receive professional experiences through teaching in the Millikin University Preparatory Department, internships and service learning projects, and opportunities to work as a professional musician in area ensembles.
Vocal Performance Program of Study
Instrumental Performance Program of Study
Piano Performance Program of Study
Music Business (B.M.)
The B.M. in Music Business is designed to prepare the student for a variety of career opportunities in the music industry by mixing a solid core of music and business classes along with critical coursework that blend the two fields. This degree provides opportunities for introduction to the music and recording industry, publishing & copyright laws, and recording arts electives. In addition, B.M. students will receive professional experiences through internships and coursework with First Step Records, Millikin’s student-run record label and publishing company, and the Blue Connection Art Gallery.
Music Business Program of Study
A minor in music is available to students majoring in any of the University’s colleges or schools. Acceptance as a music minor is subject to a successful audition in an applied music area taught by the Millikin University School of Music faculty and the approval of the Director of the School of Music.
Music Minor Program of Study