Millikin University School of Music

Millikin’s nationally-recognized School of Music brings relevant, Performance Learning opportunities to all facets of undergraduate music education. With five distinctive music degree programs, a minor and additional certificate options, our students find their path to professional success through a blending of creative, performative, scholarly and entrepreneurial experiences designed to train the next generation of music professionals. 

Engaged in supportive partnerships with faculty, staff, and the community, Millikin believes the best way to learn is to do and reflect–in the classroom and beyond. Our commitment to provide students in all disciplines opportunities for Performance Learning distinguishes Millikin as a leader in higher education.


Generous scholarships are determined through audition to the School of Music and are available to music majors, minors and those majoring outside music who wish only to participate in an ensemble.

Degree Options:

Music, B.A.
Designed for students who want to earn a degree in music while exploring additional avenues of intellectual inquiry. Students often complete a second major/minor.

Music Industry Studies, B.M.

Commercial Music
Commercial Music emphasizes collaborative, project-based learning where students progress through a integrated, entrepreneurial driven curriculum encompassing songwriting, arranging, performing, recording engineering (in our professional recording studio facilities), and audio production.

Music Business
Music Business combines a structured core of music and business classes. Student-run ventures and internships provide real-world Performance Learning opportunities, while intersections with Millikin’s Center for Entrepreneurship facilitate an exploration of self-employment and the arts.

Music Education, B.M. (Instrumental, Vocal)
Provides students with opportunities to teach in realistic settings. Students learn through practical, hands-on experience in the classroom.

Music Performance, B.M.
Music performance prepares students for a career as professional musicians and/or private applied music teachers. Applied areas include: piano, voice, guitar, violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, euphonium, and percussion.

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