Elon University Department of Music

Elon University Department of Music balances a strong liberal arts core with high standards for musicality and professional skills.

Elon’s focus on innovation, student success and experiential education has been recognized for three consecutive years with a #1 national ranking for undergraduate teaching.

Our 6:1 music major to full-time faculty ratio ensures students receive unparalleled individual instruction throughout their academic program.

Majors offered:
• Music Performance
• Music Production and Recording Arts
• Music in the Liberal Arts (no audition required)
• Music Education

Minors offered:
• Piano Pedagogy
• Jazz Studies
• Music Production and Recording Arts
• Applied Music – individual and group lessons

The Arts Administration degree housed in the Department of Performing Arts is a popular double major for Music students.

Located on Elon’s beautiful campus in Elon, North Carolina, the Music Department serves over 100 majors in the Center for the Arts located next to Lake Mary Nell and in Arts West Music Wing, which houses our state of the art recording studios.

Interested musicians can also find an array of ensembles to fit every taste. Our ensembles include: Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Camerata, Chorale, élan (vocal jazz), Techtronica (digital music), Electric Ensemble (pop/rock), Percussion Ensemble, Opera Workshop, the Elon Music Ambassadors, and Flute Ensemble.

Study Abroad
As a leader in Study Abroad and Study USA programs, Elon offers music centered experiences for the Music Major. Students may engage as musicians in the following programs: Summer in L.A., Winter Term travel to Austria for The Lives of the Great Composers Course, and the Summer Program in Florence, Italy for Opera and Jazz.

“Elon gave me life lessons that I will take with me as I continue to grow as a musician and person and that have inspired me to always keep learning and performing.” – Sarah Poythress, Music Performance (2022)

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