Jazz Studies at Elon

The Elon University Minor in Jazz Studies is intended for students who wish to emphasize the study of jazz in addition to their major area. Classes are crafted to help build skills and knowledge in jazz history, jazz harmony, jazz improvisation, and much more.

Our program is designed to provide meaningful musical experiences that extend beyond the classroom, with frequent and varied opportunities to perform alongside peers, faculty members, and even world-renowned guest artists. We are committed to mentorship and helping you unlock your creative potential!

Mission Statement

We are dedicated to nurturing the next generation of creative minds by offering exceptional musical and educational opportunities. Our focus spans professional performers, composers, teachers, and innovators across various disciplines.

At our core, we cultivate a vibrant culture rooted in openness, creativity, and critical thinking. Through personalized mentorship, we empower each student to achieve their utmost potential, paving the way for both career success and personal fulfillment.

Committed to adapting to the demands of modern musicianship, we prioritize stylistic versatility, technological proficiency, and entrepreneurial acumen. Our ongoing commitment ensures our graduates thrive in today’s dynamic professional landscape.

We embrace diverse global perspectives, enriching our community with a spectrum of musical and cultural experiences. From campus events to local and international festivals, including our annual Elon Jazz Festival, we provide enriching opportunities for all to enjoy and participate.