Welcome

Come discover your identity and follow your passion for music. Learn how to build a life that matters to yourself and to the world around you. Watch a series of informational videos to learn more about our students, alumni, faculty, and the spirit of Elon University.

 

Music Videos

Our current students and alumni are active recording artists, audio engineers, producers, session musicians, and more. Watch and listen to a sampling of their work in some of the music videos they have produced.

 

Ensembles

We offer a wide variety of performance opportunities spanning most musical genres and styles, including classical music (orchestra, choirs, wind ensemble, chamber music, opera workshop), jazz (big band, combos, vocal jazz), pop/rock (Electric Ensemble), electronic music (Techtronica), world music, folk music, music for athletic events (marching band and basketball band), and more! For more information, visit our ensembles page.

 

Department of Music

Elon Music Department

Come discover your identity and follow your passion for music. 
Learn how to build a life that matters to yourself
and to the world around you.

Welcome to the Department of Music at Elon University. Here you’ll find an array of detailed material about the department and our degree programs. We balance a strong liberal arts core with high standards for musicality and professional skills.  A nurturing, student-focused approach permeates every aspect of our teaching, while challenging each student to reach her or his highest potential. Our 6:1 music major to full-time faculty ratio ensures students receive unparalleled individual instruction throughout their academic program.

Here are some of the highlights of our program at a glance:

Programs of Study:

Major Degree Programs Other Programs of Study
Music Education  (B.S.)Music Minor
Music in Liberal Arts  (B.A.)Jazz Studies Minor
Music Performance  (B.A.)Music Technology Minor
Music Production & Recording Arts  (B.S.)Piano Pedagogy Minor

 

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Vibrant & Varied Performance Opportunities:

University Bands Chamber Music
Phoenix Winds  (wind ensemble)World Percussion Ensemble
Fire of the Carolinas  (marching band)Elon Music Ambassadors
Basketball BandOpera Workshop
OrchestraPercussion Ensemble
Elon University OrchestraSaxophone Quartet
Commercial/Popular MusicPercussion Ensemble
Elon Electric Ensemble  (rock, pop, R&B, etc.)Low Brass Ensembles
Techtronica  (EDM, Hip Hop, Remix, D.J., etc.)Brass Quintet
Choral ActivitiesFlute Ensemble
University ChoraleString Chamber Ensembles
CamerataGuitar Ensemble
élan  (vocal jazz & a cappella)  
Jazz Studies  
Jazz Ensemble  (big band)  
Jazz Combos  
élan  (vocal jazz & a cappella)  

 

Music Department News

Elon Student Singers - Be a part of history

Join Chorale and perform for the inauguration this fall of Elon's ninth president, Connie Ledoux Book

Elon Jazz Ensemble to hold auditions

Open auditions for the Elon University Jazz Ensemble will be held during the band's first class meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 12:25 to 2:05 p.m. in Room 164 of the Center for the Arts.  

Brass fanfare recorded at Elon featured at League of American Orchestras national conference

Lynn Beck, Clay Stevenson and students collaborated with Winston-Salem Symphony musicians to record James Stephenson’s “Fanfare – Light from Shadows" providing a dynamic soundtrack for community service award winner John Beck’s documentary video.

 

Virginia Novine Whittaker and Matthew Buckmaster present at JazzIt Festival in Montegrosso, Italy

Their presentation included an overview of Undergraduate Music programs in the U.S., suggestions for international students who are interested in auditioning for college-level music programs and examples of careers opportunities with an undergraduate music degree. 

PSAs produced by Doug Kass airing internationally on World Cup telecasts

The assistant professor of communications teamed with fellow Elon colleagues Mitch Herndon and Clay Stevenson, as well as recent iMedia graduate Trey Caldwell, to develop three public service announcements to promote the United Nations AIDS outreach program.