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:
Four major degree offerings:
Other programs of study:
Vibrant & varied performance opportunities:
Elon University Orchestra
Phoenix Winds (wind ensemble)
Fire of the Carolinas (marching band)
Camerata (auditioned chamber choir)
élan (vocal jazz & a cappella)
Electric Ensemble (rock, pop, R&B, etc.)
Techtronica (electronic music)
Elon Music Ambassadors (eclectic styles)
World Percussion Ensemble
String Chamber Ensembles
The two-piano, eight-hand recital was part of Eastman's Faculty Artists Series.
Professor of Music Thomas Erdmann has two articles published in a professional saxophone journal.
Wesley Rose is using the Lumen Prize, Elon University’s top award for undergraduate research and creative achievement, to explain how a famous 19th century composer used mortality and superstition to shape the evolution of classical piano performances.
Its contributions to a program that helps children learning to read has earned a special award for the university's chapter of the National Association for Music Education.
The four professors will work on projects that explore the way students learn in music, creative writing and English education.