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David Diehl

Dean, School of Music and Worship Arts / Professor of Music

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  • BS, Trevecca Nazarene University, 1989
  • MEd, Trevecca Nazarene University, 1990
  • MM, Austin Peay State University, 1997
  • DA, Ball State University, 2007


Dr. David Diehl was born in Kankakee where his father was attending TNU sister university, Olivet Nazarene. His family then relocated to Nashville where his father began working at Trevecca in university advancement. For the last, 45 years, Dr. Diehl has been connected to Trevecca in some way with a six-year break working as a public school band director in the Metro Nashville Public School system. In addition to serving as dean of the School of Music and Worship Arts, he teaches music history, music education, and oversees the wind ensemble and Trevecca Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Diehl and his wife, Tina, have two children, Joy and Gloria.

Certifications & Memberships

  • Middle Tennessee State Band and Orchestra Association
  • Tennessee Music Educators Association
  • National Association for Music Educators
  • College Music Society
  • National Association of Schools of Music (Visiting Evaluator)

    Areas of Expertise/Research Interests

  • Instrumental Teaching Methods
  • Music and the Brain
Music History
Music Education
  • Music of the World Fairs
  • National Standards for Music Education
  • Trevecca Symphony Orchestra
  • Trevecca Wind Ensemble


    Factors Related to the Integration of the Creating and Responding National Standards in High School Bands (with Dr. John Scheib); Journal of Band Research: 48:2

    A Practical Guide for Nazarene Worship Leaders. (co-author). Grace and Peace: 21:42

    5 mini-biographies in Home Front Heroes: A Biographical Dictionary of Americans during Wartime. Greenwood Press.