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.

Arts Technology
Academic | Arts | Center for Entrepreneurship
Arts Technology Expo
December 5, 2016, 2:15pm
Millikin University hosted its first annual Arts Technology Expo on Dec. 2 in Lower Richards Treat University Center. The event showcased interdisciplinary artwork and technology work...
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Campus | College of Fine Arts | Community
Vespers concerts bring back holiday spirit
December 1, 2016, 11:30am
Millikin University will present its 58th annual Vespers concerts on Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Performances will be held at Kirkland Fine Arts Center on...
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Phillip Lopez
Alumni & Friends | College of Fine Arts | Music
Millikin alum lands opportunity at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
November 29, 2016, 12:15pm
Big Blue alumnus Phillip Lopez '16 is making the most of his music opportunities since graduating from Millikin University. The bass-baritone vocalist prides himself on preparing for...
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