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|
Associate Professor Omri Shimron’s recorded performance of “The People United Will Never Be Defeated!” by American composer Frederic Rzewski pays homage to his own ancestors’ Zionist aspirations.
The faculty member in the Department of Music rejoins the ranks of songwriters at the Songs of Love Foundation and composes music for the purpose of uplifting children and teens.
Alexis Kagel '08 and her students created the project to support UNICEF, the children's rights and emergency relief organization that has helped children all over the world.
Professor of Music Thomas Erdmann has two articles published in a professional saxophone journal.