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F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

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Diehn Center Exterior. Copyright Steve Maylone, maylone.com.


The ODU Department of Music is housed in the F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, opened in 1991. The facility is among the finest in the area. As of 2014, the Diehn Center for the Performing Arts features a new addition to the original building which houses the following:

  • State of the Art Choir Rehearsal Room that is acoustically adjustable, accommodates 100 vocalists with ample floor seating for an additional instrumental or vocal ensemble; superb audio and video recording and playback capabilities;
  • Recording Studio, state of the art facility built for instruction, recording and production; includes a tracking room, a control room and an isolation booth;
  • Percussion Studio, ideal for instruction, rehearsal and recording; includes an AV rack with wireless headphone capabilities;
  • Three Small Ensemble Rehearsal Rooms, ideal for small instrumental and vocal ensembles; these rooms link directly to the recording studio;
  • Computer Lab with SmartBoard, 20 Mac Stations equipped with USB keyboards and interfaces; includes various software packages such as ProTools, Sibelius, Pyware and others.
  • Dedicated Music Education Room with a SmartBoard, audio playback; expanded and flexible floor space to emulate the classroom for future music educators; this room houses an extensive collection of Orff instruments;
  • Additional Faculty Offices

In addition, the Diehn Center for the Performing Arts houses numerous classrooms, practice modules, a MIDI lab, an organ rehearsal room, a large, acoustically tunable instrumental rehearsal room, and the Wilson G. Chandler Recital Hall, an intimate state of the art performance space.

Independent Commercial PhotographerChoir Rehearsal Room. Photo Copyright Steve Maylone, maylone.com.
diehn-choir-room-2Choir Rehearsal Room
Independent Commercial PhotographerPercussion Studio. Photo Copyright Steve Maylone, maylone.com.
Diehn Music Ed RoomMusic Education Room. Photo Copyright Steve Maylone, maylone.com.
diehn-computer-lab-2Diehn Computer Lab
Recording Studio BoardDiehn Recording Studio
diehn-recording-studio-4Diehn Recording Studio
Independent Commercial PhotographerSmall Ensemble Rehearsal Room. Photo Copyright Steve Maylone, maylone.com.
Independent Commercial PhotographerDiehn Student Lounge. Photo Copyright Steve Maylone, maylone.com.
music-chandler-hall.jpgWilson G. Chandler Recital Hall


DiehnExteriorNight.jpgDiehn Center Exterior. Copyright Steve Maylone, maylone.com.