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Welcome to the Acceptd site for Elon University’s Department of Music, an Avid Academic Learning Partner! We offer the following degree programs:

  • Music Education 
  • Music Performance
  • Music Production & Recording Arts (MPRA)

Please note that each of these degree programs has separate forms, fees, and requirements. If you are interested in applying for both the Music Ed and Music Performance programs, only one application is necessary. Please indicate this choice in your Statement of Career Interests. Please look over the details for each program in which you are interested and follow the guidelines carefully. You will see the Music Department Open House events, submission deadlines, and dates of notification of acceptance to the department.

You should note that in addition to applying for the Music Department, acceptance to our department also requires admission to Elon University. You can complete these in either order, so long as you meet all relevant deadlines for both. The deadline for Elon's general admission is January 10, 2022. All audition and admissions application fees are non-refundable.

**Please note that all incoming first-year and transfer students must complete the application process to be considered for the music program.** Current students please contact Kimberly Rippy.

To learn more about our exciting programs, including our Music in the Liberal Arts Program for which no audition is required, please visit our website here.

If you have questions about the audition process or our programs, please contact Kimberly Rippy, Auditions Coordinator at

If you have any technical questions, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.

We look forward to viewing your materials!

Hallie Hogan, Chair Music Department

Important Dates for Elon University Music Department

ALL APPLICANTS should note the following:

  • Acceptance to any of our programs also requires acceptance to Elon University - a separate process.
  • Admissions application deadline: January 10, 2022
  • Please click here to complete this process.
  • All audition and admissions application fees are Non-Refundable.
  • To request a fee waiver please review the following link fee waiver process. You will then need to Submit a Request
  • Please note that the deadline to submit a fee waiver request is one week prior to the application deadline for which you are applying. 
Application Dates and Deadlines for Music Education, Music Performance and Music Production & Recording Arts

Deadline for Early Application completion/submission: November 21, 2021

Applicants notified regarding acceptance on December 17, 2021

Deadline for Regular Application completion/submission: January 31, 2022

Applicants notified regarding acceptance on February 18, 2022

Open House Events
Apart from the application process, the Music Department will host a number of Open House events throughout the year. These are opportunities for information and interaction with current students and faculty in the Music Department. They are designed for prospective students in the current application cycle and high school juniors interested in learning more about our programs. These events may also coincide with other admissions activities at Elon.

Fall Open House – Friday, October 29th at 3:00 p.m. This will be an on-campus event. Email Kimberly Rippy at to register for the Open House, and provide your name, phone number, degree interest, and primary instrument. Please email by no later than Friday, October 8th to register for this event.

Thank you