Music Department Facilities


Whitley Auditorium

Opened in 1924, named for Rev. Leonard Hume Whitley by his son-in-law, trustee Col. J.M. Darden. Whitley Auditorium serves as a venue for lectures, concerts, performances and weekly chapel services. Whitley also houses a Casavant pipe organ, added in 2001, named in honor of Alyse Smith Cooper by her brother J. Harold Smith, an Elon trustee.


McCrary Theatre

A fully equipped performance space with seating for 575, named for John A. and Iris McEwen McCrary.


Recording Studio

The studio features a Pro Tools HD|2 Accel system with an Avid D-Command digital mixing console. The Avid Pro Tools HD system includes a 192 I/O and a 96 I/O for a total of 32 input channels. The studio mic preamps include world-class models from Solid State Logic (SSL), Universal Audio, Vintech (built after the Neve 1073 design), the EMI Abbey Road replica TG2, as well as models more likely to be used by students and home studios such as PreSonus and ART. The control room is connected to a tracking room via 32 channel patch panel, 8 Hearback mixers for personal monitoring, and a closed-circuit video feed. The mic locker contains a wide array of choices ranging from common work-horses such as the Shure SM57 to premium mics by Neumann, AKG, and Audio-Technica.

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Center for the Arts

75,000-square-foot facility specifically designed for teaching and performance. The center includes McCrary Theatre, Yeager Recital Hall, music classrooms, music technology lab, recording studio, faculty offices, ensemble rehearsal room, and practice rooms.


Outdoor Venues

Rhodes Stadium hosts the Fire of the Carolinas (marching band) half-time shows during the football season.

The quad between Moseley Center, Belk Library, and the Koury Athletic Center hosts various outdoor concerts every spring. The Electric Ensemble, élan, and World Percussion Ensemble have played concerts there as part of CELEBRATE!


Yeager Recital Hall

125-seat recital hall offers a more intimate setting. The hall is named for Frances Council Yeager.


Alumni Gym

Built in 1949, the facility seats 2,500 and is named in memory of alumni who lost their lives in World War I and II.


Teaching Spaces

The large ensemble rehearsal room is used by the orchestra, wind ensemble, chorale, camerata, jazz ensemble, percussion ensemble, and other groups.

The Music Technology Lab has 18 iMac digital audio workstations running Pro Tools, Logic Express, Digital Performer, Sibelius, GarageBand, Ableton Live and Studio One. Each station includes full-sized 88-key MIDI controllers, ShuttlePro, and a two-channel digital audio interface.


Elon University Campus

Elon has a beautiful, well-maintained campus on more than 575 acres in the town of Elon. It is 45 minutes north-west of Durham and Chapel Hill, N.C., and 30 minutes east of Greensboro.