Music is life at Millikin. Our accomplished faculty will show you that dreams and reality aren’t so far apart as they play alongside you, learn with you, and help develop the talent you’ve only begun to tap into!

The mission of the School of Music is to develop the whole musician – artistically, intellectually, technically – through the integration of theory and practice in an environment where students become active learners through their relationships with faculty, who themselves continue to grow as artists, scholars, and teachers.

Music core learning goals

  • Develop musical skills through listening, analysis, playing an instrument, or voice
  • Develop an understanding of music in an historical and cultural context

Each degree program has its own learning goals for the major, too. These goals help us maintain a steadfast commitment to what's important - preparing musicians for lives of distinction and honor.

Millikin Preparatory Department
College of Fine Arts | Community | Music
Millikin's Summer Sings brings kids and music together
June 7, 2017, 1:45pm
The Preparatory Department in Millikin University's School of Music offers a variety of summer music experiences for children of all ages including Summer Sings, the annual children's choir...
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Campus | College of Fine Arts | Music
Millikin Vocal Jazz Ensemble wins DownBeat Magazine Student Music Award
May 2, 2017, 11:30am
OneVoice, the flagship ensemble of the vocal jazz program at Millikin University's School of Music, received a 2017 DownBeat Magazine Student Music Award for "Outstanding Performance for an...
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Academic | Campus | College of Fine Arts
Millikin360: Millitrax
April 24, 2017, 11:15am
The Perkinson Music Center, home to Millikin University's School of Music, was built in 1911. The building underwent renovations in 2000, doubling in size and providing additional space for...
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