Welcome to the Elon University Department of Music

We offer three degrees that require an audition or portfolio for acceptance: Music Performance, Music EducationMusic Production & Recording Arts; and a fourth degree, which does not require an audition: Music in Liberal Arts. We also offer minors in music studies, music production, jazz studies, and piano pedagogy. Start the application process here!

At the heart of our vibrant musical community lies a commitment to embracing the rich tapestry of musical expression. Here, we celebrate the timeless elegance of classical music, the improvisational brilliance of jazz, and the dynamic allure of modern commercial musical genres such as pop, rock, EDM, and Hip hop. Our music department is a place where diverse musical studies converge, creating an environment that nurtures creativity, innovation, artistry, and collaboration.

Immerse yourself in the world of symphonies and sonatas, explore the intricate harmonies of jazz, or delve into the pulsating rhythms of contemporary hits – our comprehensive curriculum caters to a wide spectrum of musical tastes. Whether you’re drawn to the stirring melodies of Beethoven and Bach, the improvisational freedom of Miles Davis, or the infectious hooks of modern pop icons, you’ll find your muse here.

But our approach to music education goes beyond the classroom. We believe in the power of experiential learning, where theory comes to life through hands-on practice. Our students don’t just study music; they live it. From ensemble performances to studio recording sessions, student teaching to internships, study abroad to mentored work-study – you’ll have ample opportunities to apply your knowledge and refine your skills.

One of the hallmarks of our Music Department is the close-knit relationship between our esteemed faculty and our passionate students. Our faculty members are not just educators; they are mentors, collaborators, scholars, and sources of inspiration. You’ll find that the learning experience extends far beyond lectures – it’s about engaging discussions, personalized guidance, and a shared passion for music.

Whether you’re a budding virtuoso, an aspiring teacher, a curious explorer of musical genres, someone who likes to work behind the scenes as a producer, engineer, or technician, or someone who simply finds solace in the beauty of sound, we welcome you to join our musical family. Here, you’ll find your place in a community that values diversity, creativity, and the transformative power of music.