A Tradition of Music Education for Area Youth

For over 100 years, Millikin University’s School of Music has provided quality music lessons for students of all ages from Decatur and surrounding communities. Today, that tradition continues as highly-trained faculty and upper-level students teach in their areas of expertise. Our programs have expanded to include the Millikin Children's Choir Program, Decatur Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Summer Music Camps/Institutes. Prep Department families receive the “PrepNotes” newsletter three times a year, and are offered various “Prep Perks” including discounted tickets to specified events at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center.

The primary mission of the Millikin University Preparatory Department is to foster a lifelong love and enjoyment of music for students of all ages from the greater Decatur area, to enhance their musical knowledge and performance expertise, and to create a companionable link between the university and the community.