Application for Entrance to Music MajorImages from various music program performances


We utilize the services of Acceptd, Inc. for applications for the pre-screen process for Music Production & Recordings Arts, Music Performance and Music Education. Please note that we are now accepting applications for 2018/2019. You may visit for all audition/interview 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, 2019.

No audition is required for entrance to the B.A. in Music in Liberal Arts degree program. No audition is required to minor in music. 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 pre-screen 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.

First-Year Music Majors:  One Elon Music Scholar is selected each year as well as one runner-up.  The Elon Music Scholar award is $9,000 each year for four years ($36,000 total).  The runner-up award is between $3,000 and $4,000 each year for four years.  All completed Music Department applications are considered for these awards.  Notification of these awards will be by April 10.

Marching Band and Choral Activities have small scholarships available.  For more information on these, please contact Director of Bands, Melody Causby ( 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 audition day activities, you will be led on a brief tour of Music Department facilities. Students interested in Music Production and Recording Arts will also meet in the Recording Studio as part of the audition schedule to tour the facility and get more information about the program.

If you are planning on a campus visit on a date other than a scheduled audition 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.