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 Chamber Music
Phoenix Winds  (wind ensemble)World Percussion Ensemble
Fire of the Carolinas  (marching band)Elon Music Ambassadors
Pep 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)  

 

Recent Photos:

 
 

Music Department News

Voice faculty member to sing with Greensboro Opera's upcoming production of La Cenerentola

Dr. Julie Celona-VanGorden, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music, will sing her Greensboro opera debut as Clorinda in Rossini's La Cenerentola.  Performances will be August 28 and 30th.  

Music Performance alumnus performs at Gran Ole' Opry

Joshua Carswell '11 appeared as guest artist with the Annie Moses band for a filming of a PBS Special

Buckmaster Performs at International Conference

Matthew Buckmaster was invited to perform with the renowned Cramer Choir at the International Trombone Festival in Valencia, Spain.

Thomas Erdmann has an article published

The professor of music had an articles published in a professional women arts journal.

Jon Metzger named to Down Beat magazine Critics Poll