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 Wrestling
Enter, Stage Right
July 25, 2016, 1:15pm
This past February, Millikin University's wrestling program took the concept of hosting a match with a unique twist to a new level. The team took center stage for a dual meet against...
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Michael Luxner
College of Fine Arts | Music
Luxner looks at life after Millikin
April 14, 2016, 2:15pm
The Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra's (MDSO) final concert of the 2015-16 performance season will be held on April 16 in Kirkland Fine Arts Center. After serving as a professor of music...
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Millikin Hollis Prize
Alumni & Friends | College of Fine Arts | Music
Hollis Prize Recipient Honored
April 5, 2016, 9:45am
Millikin University's Hollis Prize is the highest award that may be received by a student instrumentalist or vocalist within the School of Music. The 2016 Hollis Prize was awarded on April...
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