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|
The faculty member in the Department of Music rejoins the ranks of songwriters at the Songs of Love Foundation and composes music for the purpose of uplifting children and teens.
Alexis Kagel '08 and her students created the project to support UNICEF, the children's rights and emergency relief organization that has helped children all over the world.
Professor of Music Thomas Erdmann has two articles published in a professional saxophone journal.
Students are invited to sign up for MUS106G to participate in this unique ensemble that provides a rich multicultural experience. Open to all students.
Seven Elon professors are part of a larger effort funded by the Teagle Foundation to study new classroom approaches to the humanities with an emphasis on engaged learning.