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Department of Music

Study Music at Elmhurst

Our internationally renowned Department of Music offers exceptional opportunities for students interested in the serious study of music.

Whether you’re a music major or pursuing a different major, the Department of Music has a place for you.

Learn from Masters in Their Craft

Our distinguished faculty includes members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Grant Park Symphony Chorus and Chicago Sinfonietta.

Our nationally recognized jazz faculty is full of national recording artists and award winners.

Tour the World in Performing Ensembles

Imagine participating in performing ensembles that have recently performed in California, Canada, New York City and Europe. Envision yourself performing at Carnegie Hall, Ravinia Festival, Orchestra Hall, and with performers such as Andrea Bocelli, The Manhattan Transfer, Bobby McFerrin and Doc Severinsen. Our performing ensembles perform exclusively on Gretsch drum sets.

Community Programs

Additional Resources

Audition Opportunity

Elmhurst University welcomes internationally renowned trumpeter and brass chamber music innovator Christopher J. O’Hara to its distinguished faculty.

Audition to study with Prof. O’Hara. Email the department about the following dates below:

  • Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022
  • Friday, March 4, 2022
  • Saturday, March 19, 2022
  • Saturday, April 9, 2022
  • Saturday, April 23, 2022
  • Friday, May 20, 2022
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