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

Playing from the heart

Al Thomas ’81 has had a love affair with the piano that has continued over the decades.  

Scratching and singing: Elon students offer Girls Scouts inside look at music production

A group of music students led local Girl Scouts in an a music recording and technology orientation, helping the girls earn a music merit badge. 

Retrospective exhibits enduring legacies of the music of the 60s and 70s 

"Woodstock, Hippies and other Enduring Legacies: The Music of the 60s and 70s," (Mus274) features timeline projects that outlines the music and the social movements of an era

Twisted Measure releases latest music video: Cover of Hozier's 'Work Song'

Elon’s oldest a cappella group, known for their popular rendition of Sia’s “Chandelier,” shares the story behind their latest video. 

Thomas Erdmann has two articles published in Saxophone Today

The professor of music had two articles published in the professional saxophone journal.