Millikin Women

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.

Concert Season

September

  • Collage Concert (All School of Music ensembles)
    • Saturday September 21 - 7:30 pm
    • Ticketed Concert
    • KFAC

October

  • Homecoming Concert
    • Sunday, October 6 - 2:00 pm                         
    • With special guests:
    • The Marion Consort (Millikin alumni)
    • University Choir Alumni
    • Central Christian Church
    • 650 W. William
  • Fall Choral Concert
    • Sunday, October 27 - 4:00 pm
    • Central Christian Church
    • 650 W. William

December

  • Vespers at Millikin   
    • Saturday, December 7 - 3:00 and 7:00 pm
    • Sunday, December 8 - 3:00 and 7:00 pm      
    • KFAC
    • Ticketed Concert ($10/8)

January

  • Feature Choir - Wisconsin Music Educators Association
    • Friday, January 10
    • Basilica of St. Josaphat
    • 2333 S. 6th Street
    • Milwaukee, WI 53215
    • Concert: 7:30 pm
    • Tickets: $20/$15 students
  • Guest Performance at Illinois Music Educators Association
    • Thursday, January 23 - 7:30
    • Peoria Convention Center
  • Tour Finale Concert
    • Sunday, January 26 - 4:00 pm
    • St. Patrick Church
    • 407 E. Eldorado St.

March

  • Oratorio (The Millikin Union of Choirs and MDSO)
    • Saturday, March 1 - 7:30 pm
    • KFAC
    • Ticketed Concert

April

  • Spring Choral Concert (All choirs)
    • Sunday, April 27 - 4:00 pm
    • Central Christian Church
    • 650 W. William