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Music Performance Shines

Joshua Carswell ('11) just released his debut album "Debonair." Upon graduating Elon University Joshua was the first prize winner at the "American Traditions Competition" in Savannah, GA and subsequently was a featured soloist with the Savannah Philharmonic. He is currently touring with top 10 Billboard charting artists the "Annie Moses Band."

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Music Production & Recording Arts Booms!

The university completed major renovations to Recording Studio A in the Center for the Arts and is now in process of renovating a facility for live sound, a second recording studio, and practice facilities on south campus to open in 2014.

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B.A. in Music Inspires

Graduates of the general music studies degree go on to graduate school, perform, compose, teach, and continue their passion for music in combination with other fields such as arts management, public relations, and business.

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Featured Videos

View music videos, student interviews, and other behind-the-scenes glimpses into the activities of the Elon University Department of Music.

Visit our YouTube Channel.

President's Gala Celebrates Musical Diversity.

The April 27, 2013 President's Gala featured a variety of performances by members of Elon's Music Department, culminating in a grand finale world premiere of "In varietate concordia (Many and One) composed by Associate Professor Todd Coleman.

A video archive is available here.

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  (B.A.) (designed to double major)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


Music Department News

Students advance in vocal competition

Five Elon students competed at the National Association of Teachers of Singing Mid-Atlantic Region competition and conference on Saturday, April 5.

New verse of Elon’s alma mater performed at Convocation

Composed by Associate Professor Stephen A. Futrell in the Department of Music, a “celebratory verse” that originally debuted as part of the university’s Ever Elon fundraising campaign was formally recognized this spring as a permanent addition to the institution’s alma mater.

Omri Shimron Adjudicates in Three Local Piano Contests

Shimron was invited to judge the advanced-level categories at three local piano contests for pre-collegiate students. 

Omri Shimron Performs in Florida

Shimron joins three pianists for two-piano, eight-hand recital.

Elon Choral Activities Releases New CD

The live recording features the Elon University Camerata and Chorale with the auditioned choral ensembles from Williams High and Cedar Ridge High School.