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 about our students, alumni, and faculty.

 

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.

 

Personalized Programs

Within the four major degree programs (Music Production & Recording Arts, Music Performance, Music Education, and Music in Liberal Arts), there are many opportunities to customize the curriculum through elective courses, minors, tracks within the MPRA and MILA majors, and more. Through academic advising and informal mentoring, we help you build a course of study tailored to your career interests.

 

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 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

 

Vibrant & Varied Performance Opportunities:

University Bands Choral Activites
Phoenix Winds  (wind ensemble)University Chorale
Fire of the Carolinas  (marching band)Camerata
Pep Bandélan  (vocal jazz & a cappella)
Orchestra Chamber Music
Elon University OrchestraWorld Percussion Ensemble
Commercial/Popular MusicPercussion Ensemble
Elon Electric Ensemble  (rock, pop, R&B, etc.)Elon Music Ambassadors
Techtronica  (EDM, Hip Hop, Remix, D.J., etc.)Opera Workshop
JazzSaxophone Quartet
Jazz Ensemble  (big band)Flute Ensemble
Jazz CombosGuitar Ensemble
élan  (vocal jazz)String Chamber Ensembles

 

Recent Photos:

 
 

Music Department News

Elon's Lowell Oakley teams up with Pharrell Williams on premiere of NBC's "The Voice"

The Elon freshman moves on to the next round of competition on the hit prime time series that showcases outstanding vocalists. Season eight of "The Voice" began Feb. 23.

 

Thomas Erdmann has an article published

Professor of Music Thomas Erdmann had an article published in a professional women's arts journal.

Polly Cornelius presented at an international conference in Hawaii

Cornelius presented a lecture-recital entitled "A Guide to Performance Practice of Sonnets from the Portuguese by prolific American composer, Libby Larsen (b. 1950)."

Coach Charlotte Smith earns social media acclaim with new song

A composition by the head Phoenix women's basketball coach, along with faculty member Todd Coleman and alumna Kennedy Caughell, has reached nearly 90,000 Facebook users. 

Thomas Erdmann has two articles published

Professor of Music Thomas Erdmann had two articles published in a professional saxophone journal.