Music Is Life at Millikin

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.

Garni Trio
College of Fine Arts | Community | Music
School of Music trio encouraging students through outreach program
November 24, 2015, 2:45pm
Millikin University School of Music faculty members Claire Taylor, Tina Nicholson and Dr. Laurie Glencross have combined forces to start the Garni Trio. Nicholson (oboe), Taylor (bassoon)...
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Millikin Wind Ensemble
Campus | College of Fine Arts | Music
MU Wind Ensemble, University Men's Choir collaborate for fall performance
November 10, 2015, 1:30pm
Two of the major performing ensembles at Millikin University will combine forces in a unique performance, free and open to the public, on Thursday, Nov. 19, in Kirkland Fine Arts Center...
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Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra
College of Fine Arts | Music
World-renowned violinist returns to Millikin
October 23, 2015, 4:45pm
World-renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine joins the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra as it performs the most famous violin concerto on Oct. 24 in Kirkland Fine Arts Center. "The...
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