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
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)  

 

Recent Photos:

 
 

Music Department News

Thomas Erdmann has two articles published

The professor of music had two articles published in the professional saxophone journal.

Virginia Novine Whittaker presents at International Jazz Festival

 

Virginia Novine Whittaker, lecturer in music, presented a master class entitled, "Developing Your Unique Sound and Style: Targeted Concepts for Young Jazz Saxophonists" to an audience of music students, performers and teachers at the Jazzit Festival in Italy.

 

Matthew Buckmaster a panelist at Jazzit Festival in Italy

The assistant dean of global education and associate professor of music and education was an invited panelist for jazz education.

Robin Attas presents at a 'triple crown' of conferences

Assistant Professor of Music Robin Attas gave conference presentations at conferences for the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (US and Canada branches), the Canadian University Music Society, and Analytical Approaches to World Music.

Clay Stevenson presents at the Association for Popular Music Education Annual Conference

The lecturer in music introduced, explained and demonstrated an original and innovative student-led listening exercise that helps students visualize sonic locations of the aural components of a commercial music production.