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F. Ludwig Diehn Composers Room

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The F. Ludwig Diehn Composers Room (DCR) houses the Music Library and Music Special Collections and is located in the Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

  • For assistance with Music Library resources and services, contact O'Neika Hinnant, Music Library Services Specialist, at 757-683-4164 or ohinnant@odu.edu.
  • For assistance with Music Special Collections, contact the Music Special Collections and Research Specialist, Maddie Dietrich, at mdietric@odu.edu, to make an appointment.

DCR Facilities


The Listening Room (Rm. 189) houses the Music Library including scores, music videos, music kits, sound recordings, and reference materials.


The Reading Room (Rm. 192) offers the serious scholar a quiet, functional space for the study of manucripts and other special collections materials. A Steinway grand affords the opportunity to play selections from the special collections.


The Seminar Room (Rm. 194) is a small area designed for visiting artists or scholars and music department faculty to meet with groups of students on an occasional basis.

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Music Library Resources


  • Music reference materials
  • Scores
  • LPs, CDs, DVDs
  • Computer workstations, audio/video equipment, scanner

NOTE: Many music research materials, including books, are located in the Perry Library.

Music Special Collections

Music Special Collections are part of the Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives and are currently housed in the Diehn Composers Room. They include:

  • Contemporary Music Research Collection
  • New Music Performance Collection
  • Historical Collections: Gay and Walton

Learn more about Music Special Collections in our Library Guide.



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  • Monarch OneSearch To find Audio or Video, enter a keyword (or title, etc). In Material Type on the right, limit to "Audio" or "Video."
  • For Scores, perform a search. On the results screen, look for "Scores" on the left under Resource Type.


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F. Ludwig Diehn

The F. Ludwig Diehn Composers Room is named for F. Ludwig Diehn, a renowned composer, whose gift made the Diehn Composers Room a reality. He donated original manuscripts of his compositions to be housed with those of other eminent composers in the Diehn Composers Room.

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