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.

Hollis Prize Recital
Academic | Alumni & Friends | College of Fine Arts
School of Music to honor top musicians at Hollis Prize Competition
March 29, 2017, 12:30pm
Millikin University's School of Music will present the 15th annual Hollis Prize Competition Recital on Saturday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Kaeuper Hall, Perkinson Music Center, on Millikin's...
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Trevor Stout
Academic | College of Fine Arts | Music
Millikin Wire: Trevor Stout
March 28, 2017, 11:30am
Trevor Stout, a sophomore at Millikin University, recently became a trumpet performance major and is engaging in opportunities to perform with ensembles and record in the studio. Stout is...
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Millikin Vocal Jazz Festival
College of Fine Arts | Community | Music
Millikin Festival brings Jazz to vocal students across Illinois
February 21, 2017, 10:15am
The Millikin University School of Music hosted its 28th annual Vocal Jazz Festival on Feb. 18 at Kirkland Fine Arts Center. Close to 350 students from 12 high schools across Illinois took...
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