The Department of Music is housed in the new F. Ludwig Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center, opened in 1991. The Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center has one of the finest instrumental rehearsal rooms and recital halls in the region, and also houses one of the finest electronic/computer labs and recording facilities in the area.
At Old Dominion University, music students have the resources of a large university from which to draw to enhance the close, supportive relationships built within the Department of Music. Outstanding musician-scholar-teachers provide a rich, challenging, and creative environment in which students may pursue their educational dreams and aspirations. The Department of Music has excellent faculty who are leaders in music education and performance throughout the region. Many faculty serve as principal players with the Virginia Symphony and the Virginia Opera, and are established teacher-performers in the Tidewater area.
The Department of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees.
All music degree programs except the Bachelor of Arts must perform an entrance audition and take the theory placement exam.