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:
|Major Degree Programs||Other Programs of Study|
|Music Production & Recording Arts (B.S.)||Music Minor|
|Music Performance (B.A.)||Jazz Studies Minor|
|Music Education (B.S.)||Music Technology Minor|
|Music in Liberal Arts (B.A.)||Piano Pedagogy Program|
|University Bands||Choral Activites|
|Phoenix Winds (wind ensemble)||University Chorale|
|Fire of the Carolinas (marching band)||Camerata|
|Pep Band||élan (vocal jazz & a cappella)|
|Elon University Orchestra||World Percussion Ensemble|
|Commercial/Popular Music||Percussion Ensemble|
|Elon Electric Ensemble (rock, pop, R&B, etc.)||Elon Music Ambassadors|
|Techtronica (EDM, Hip Hop, Remix, D.J., etc.)||Opera Workshop|
|Jazz Ensemble (big band)||Flute Ensemble|
|Jazz Combos||Guitar Ensemble|
|élan (vocal jazz)||String Chamber Ensembles|
The Elon University faculty member hosted teachers from the Alamance-Burlington School System for a professional development afternoon in the music department's Studio A.
The associate professor of music performed, adjudicated and conducted a master class at the Music Academy of North Carolina.
The largest daily newspaper in central North Carolina called the ensemble's fall concert a program "full of color and masterful playing" and lauded Professor Thomas Erdmann for his conducting.
The Elon WPE is looking for new members for the Spring of 2015. No experience is required and it is open to any member of the student body.
Professor of Music Thomas Erdmann had a CD review published in a professional women's arts journal.