Application for Entrance to Music Major

We utilize the services of Acceptd, Inc. for applications to the Music Production & Recordings Arts, Music Performance and Music Education degree programs. Please note that we are now accepting applications for 2023/2024. You may visit here for all audition information, requirements and deadlines.

All students seeking admission to the Music Department at Elon University must also submit a separate university admissions application by the final application deadline of January 10, 2024.

No audition is required for entrance to the B.A. in Music in Liberal Arts degree program. No audition is required for any of the music minors, including the music studies minor, jazz studies minor, music production & recording arts minor, or piano pedagogy. Auditions for choral and instrumental ensembles are held during the first few days of each semester for students in attendance at Elon University. Incoming or prospective students are not auditioned for any music ensembles before arriving in the fall semester. Please contact the appropriate ensemble director for more information regarding those auditions.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, you can contact Kimberly Rippy, the Auditions Coordinator, at or 336-278-5600. Please be sure to have reviewed all of the information at the Acceptd site.

Scholarships and Work-Study

All First-Year and Transfer Students:  Please contact the Financial Planning Office (336-278-7640) for information about campus-wide scholarships.

Marching Band and Choral Activities have small scholarships available.  For more information on these, please contact Director of Bands, Jonathan Poquette ( or Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Stephen Futrell (

All other Music Department scholarships are awarded each year to returning music majors based upon outstanding progress in the department. These scholarships are substantial and competitive, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 each year.

Additionally, the music department provides opportunities for students to supplement their financial aid through the work-study program. Work opportunities include jobs such as keyboard lab staff, music technology lab staff, recording studio staff, music theory tutors, recital/event staff, and cultural programs staff.

The university also has the Odyssey Scholars program which is a scholarship that meets the documented financial need for students who are the first member of their family to attend college, or are in a difficult socioeconomic climate in their community, and will bring greater cultural diversity to the university. More information is available at the program website: Odyssey Scholars Program.

Music Department Tours

As part of the application process, the Music Department will host a number of Open House events throughout the year. These are opportunities to come to campus for tours, information and interaction with current students and faculty in the Music Department. They are designed for prospective students, incoming high school juniors interested in learning more about our programs, and applicants in the current admission cycle.

As part of Open House activities, you will be led on a brief tour of the Music Department facilities. Students interested in Music Production & Recording Arts will also meet in the Recording Studios as part of the schedule to tour the facilities and get more information about the program.

If you are planning on a campus visit on a date other than a scheduled Open House day, you can make arrangements with our Admissions office to tour the campus, including a special tour of the Music Department facilities, led by students in our music service organization, Mu Phi Epsilon. Contact Admissions and be sure to mention that you want to include the Music Department tour as part of your visit. If at all possible, please schedule your tour at least one week prior to your visit.