David Diehl


Professor, Music

Chair, Department of Music

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]
  • Music: Educating the whole person in our public schools [Music]
  • Music education advocacy: Primary benefits or secondary effects? [Music]
  • Music education: The shift to community ownership of arts education [Music]
  • MUZAK: The power of music to move people [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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