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 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

Wind Ensemble special performance - May 10

 

Wind Ensemble will welcome special guests and Elon combined choirs during spring performance.

Marching band leadership applications available

Students interested in leadership positions in the the Fire of the Carolinas during the 2016 season can apply now.

Elon senior teaches piano 15 seconds at a time

Honors Fellow Addison Horner created the account @thehashtagmusician to provide musical "micro lessons" to budding pianists, and he's sharing his undergraduate research findings this spring at several conferences.

2016 Top 10 Under 10 Alumni Award recipients announced    

The honorees are alumni from the past decade who have achieved major professional success, serve as difference-makers in their communities, and loyally support Elon as partners, advocates and investors.

Thomas Erdmann has a new book published

The professor of music has his sixth book published.