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.



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 Program


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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 music lecturer performs concert of American music in Italy

Polly Cornelius, senior lecturer of music, was invited to perform a recital of American music and musical theatre repertoire in Florence, Italy on Oct. 6.

Elon represented at Audio Engineering Society convention

The 141st International Convention of the Audio Engineering Society was attended by Fred Johnson, lecturer in music production & recording arts.

Elon Basketball Band accepting new members

The Elon Basketball Band (EBB) is currently looking for new members who play a wind instrument, drum set, or electric bass. 


Arts journal offers glowing review of Julie Celona-VanGorden recital

The Sept. 23 recital featured Celona-VanGorden, a soprano and adjunct assistant professor of music, accompanied by pianist Christy Wisuthseriwong. 

Former university organist, music instructor passes away

Robert Burns King served as an adjunct instructor of music at Elon from 1981 through 2007 and performed as the university's organist during that period.