David Diehl

David Diehl
Department Chair

B.S., 1989, Trevecca Nazarene University
M.Ed., 1990, Trevecca Nazarene University
M.M., 1997, Austin Peay State University
D.A., 2007, Ball State University

Dr. David Diehl is currently the chair of the Department of Music at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN.  He is in his 4th year of this assignment and 15th year as a professor of music at Trevecca.  His academic areas include Music History and Music Education and ten years in instrumental music.  Previous to working at Trevecca, Dr. Diehl was employed in the public schools in Nashville, TN as a band director.  Dr. Diehl is married to Tina Peterson Diehl (SNU grad) and has two children; Joy, age 11 and Gloria, age 9.

Speaking Engagement Topics

  • History and role of music and musicians in the Church (ancient to current) [Music]
  • History of bands/band music in America (including corporate bands and their benefits) [Music]
  • How to listen to music: Lesson learned from James Taylor [Music]
  • MUZAK: The power of music to move people [Music]
  • Music education advocacy: Primary benefits or secondary effects? [Music]
  • Music education: The shift to community ownership of arts education [Music]
  • Music: Educating the whole person in our public schools [Music]
  • Sting writes a Passacaglia [Music]
  • The development and role of music and education [Music]
  • The music of ancietn civilizations to post-modern: What we know [Music]
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If you would like more information, please call the Division of Music at 615-248-1288 or e-mail David Diehl