Outstanding musician-scholar-teachers provide a rich, challenging and creative environment where students may pursue their educational dreams and aspirations. The Diehn School of Music consists of award-winning faculty who are nationally and internationally recognized leaders in their fields. Several faculty serve as principal musicians with the Virginia Symphony and are established teacher-performers in Southeastern Virginia and beyond.

School of Music Highlights

Our Ensembles

Music ensembles are open to all majors!

Learn About Auditions

Apply for your music performance audition

Support Our Program

Support the F. Ludwig Diehn School of Music

Audition Dates and Application Deadlines

  • August 24, 2024 (for Fall 2024 Admitted ODU Students Only; apply by August 17)
  • December 7, 2024 (apply by November 30)
  • January 11, 2025 (apply by January 4)
  • January 25, 2025 (apply by January 18)
  • February 17, 2025 (apply by February 10)
  • March 1, 2025 (apply by February 22)

Learn how to apply here ›

Past Performances

ODU Symphony Orchestra: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor – Ballade, Op. 33

"I Wish You Love," Old Dominion University Jazz Orchestra featuring vocalist Dr. Lisanne Lyons

Join us for Music Student Preview Day!

Music Workshops

Hampton Roads Harp Festival

Russell Stanger String Quartet Scholarship Competition


 Old Dominion University has been an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1978, and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in music.