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

'When I teach others, I teach myself'

Classical musician Itzhak Perlman was introduced Tuesday to his Elon University Fall Convocation audience as a "violin virtuoso" and "a man of great humility." What was to follow over the next hour proved both.

Q&A with violin icon a prelude to Fall Convocation

Encouraging young performers to “be flexible” with how they approach their future careers, Itzhak Perlman imparted wisdom Tuesday on Elon University students in Yeager Recital Hall who asked questions of the world’s most recognizable name in classical music.

Thomas Erdmann has an article published

The professor of music had an article published in the professional trumpet journal.

Department of Music alumnus earns Dove Award nomination

Jacob Danieley '11, a graduate of Elon University's Music Production & Recording Arts program, has earned a nomination for a GMA Dove Award.

Two Elon faculty members introduce students to Itzhak Perlman's work

Sponsored by the Historic Neighborhood and the Department of Music, the Thursday program featured Victoria Fischer Faw and Andrew Bonner, who offered their audience an introduction to violinist Itzhak Perlman.