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.

Acceptance to any of our programs also requires acceptance to Elon University—a separate process. Please start the application process here for both the university and the Music Department.

Vibrant & Varied Performance Opportunities

University Bands

  • Phoenix Winds (wind ensemble)
  • Fire of the Carolinas (marching band)
  • Basketball Band


Elon University Orchestra

Choral Activities

  • University Chorale
  • Camerata
  • élan (vocal jazz & a cappella)

Commercial/Popular Music

  • Elon Electric Ensemble (rock, pop, R&B, etc.)
  • Techtronica (EDM, Hip Hop, Remix, D.J., etc.)

Chamber Music

  • Elon Music Ambassadors
  • Opera Workshop
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Saxophone Quartet
  • World Percussion Ensemble
  • Low Brass Ensembles
  • Brass Quintet
  • Flute Ensemble
  • String Chamber Ensembles
  • Guitar Ensemble