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Department of Music Records

Collection ID: RG 17-6A

Scope and Contents

The collection contains programs, annual reports, handbooks and other material related to the Old Dominion University Department of Music. The department became the F. Ludwig Diehn School of Music in 2019, but the bulk of the records are from when they were a department.


  • 1949-2019



2.40 Linear Feet

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.

Biographical or Historical Information

The mission of the Old Dominion University Department of Music is "to train capable, effective music educators and performers and to guide the early education of students of music history, theory, composition and jazz." Since accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music since 1978, four graduate and undergraduate degrees with fifteen concentrations, as well as two certification programs and one undergraduate minor are offered. The Department of Music also presents "more than 120 recitals, concerts, and master classes" each year. In 2019, the department became the F. Ludwig Diehn School of Music. References: F. Ludwig Diehn School of Music

Note written by Kathleen Smith

Language of Materials


Source of Acquisition


Method of Acquisition

Various transfers.

A Guide to the Department of Music Records
Special Collections and University Archives Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the ODU University Archives Repository

3000 Perry Library
4427 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk VA 23529 US