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|
Cornelius presented a lecture-recital entitled "A Guide to Performance Practice of Sonnets from the Portuguese by prolific American composer, Libby Larsen (b. 1950)."
A composition by the head Phoenix women's basketball coach, along with faculty member Todd Coleman and alumna Kennedy Caughell, has reached nearly 90,000 Facebook users.
Professor of Music Thomas Erdmann had two articles published in a professional saxophone journal.
Professor of Music Thomas Erdmann had an article and CD review published in a professional trumpet journal.
The second annual event hosted by the university's "It Takes a Village" Project featured talks, a poster presentation, and musical selections by children involved in a program aimed at helping youth overcome reading difficulties.