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 to learn more about our students, alumni, faculty, and the spirit of Elon University.

 

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.

 

Ensembles

We offer a wide variety of performance opportunities spanning most musical genres and styles, including classical music (orchestra, choirs, wind ensemble, chamber music, opera workshop), jazz (big band, combos, vocal jazz), pop/rock (Electric Ensemble), electronic music (Techtronica), world music, folk music, music for athletic events (marching band and basketball band), and more! For more information, visit our ensembles page.

 

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 Education  (B.S.)Music Minor
Music in Liberal Arts  (B.A.)Jazz Studies Minor
Music Performance  (B.A.)Music Technology Minor
Music Production & Recording Arts  (B.S.)Piano Pedagogy Minor

 

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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)  

 

Music Department News

Camerata announces open auditions for basses and tenors

Camerata is open to all Elon students

Joshua Carswell '11 to perform in Carnegie Hall's Isaac Stern Auditorium 

Carswell, a Presser Music Scholar, will perform on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. during the "Rhapsody in Bluegrass: The Art of American Music" concert.

Futrell joins with CS Music for online voice coaching

Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music Stephen A. Futrell's online site will offer written and video feedback for singers.

Erdmann has an article published in International Trumpet Guild Journal

Professor of Music Thomas Erdmann had an article published about Etienne Charles in the professional trumpet journal.

 

Deck the halls with Elon jolly

Elon's 2017 holiday video includes 27 vocalists, one Phoenix, two presidents and lots of fun. Enjoy!