Visiting Artists & Master Classes

The Elon Music Department hosts various guest artists throughout the year, including composers, soloists, ensembles, producers, songwriters and engineers. Guest master classes and presentations have been conducted by:


Jimmy Webb

Grammy Award-winning songwriter, producer, orchestrator



Rob Lewis

Engineer, National Sales Director for Studer



Elliot Mazer

Record producer & engineer (Neal Young, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan)



Alex De Grassi

Guitarist



Douglas Neidt

Classical guitarist



Awadagin Pratt

Concert pianist



Gene Bertoncini

Jazz guitarist



Carmine Appice

Drummer (Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, Stanley Clarke, Ted Nugent, Pink Floyd)



Bart Feller

Principal Flute of the New York City Opera, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra



Arlene Shrut

Faculty member of the Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music



Lori Laitman

Composer of art songs



Adeline Tomasone

Flautist



Eugene Rousseau

Professor of saxophone, Indiana University



Arnold Jacobs

Principal tuba, Chicago Symphony Orchestra



Renold Schilke

Manufacturer of Schilke trumpets and former member of Chicago Symphony



Bill Chase

Jazz trumpet recording artist and leader of "Chase"



Wolfgang Basch

International trumpet soloist



Leon Breedan

Director of Jazz Program, North Texas State University



Thomas Murray

International organ soloist and head of organ department Yale University