NEWS!
Stolz's book Experiencing Black Sabbath: A Listener's Companion was published by Rowman & Littlefield last November. It is available at all major online retailers (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.)

"A fascinating read covering the complete history of the band, the depth of analyses is astonishing, dealing with the minutia of every riff and nuance. This is the definitive work encompassing the music and a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the legendary group. Amazing work!"
— Laurence Cottle, former bassist, Black Sabbath

"Nolan Stolz has impressively found a way to add to the current writings on Black Sabbath, most notably with his second-by-second deconstruction of each song. The beauty of this approach lies in the novice and deep Sabbath fan alike inevitably and without choice scurrying back to the compositions to follow along with the good Dr. Stolz's professional post-mortem."
— Martin Popoff, author of 70 music books, including three on Black Sabbath

"How will history treat Black Sabbath? Perhaps, after all, it really is the music that matters. Beyond the image, the social commentary, and the personalities, it is that use of a tritone or that extension of the blues, or that sudden, shocking high note, that merits our attention. This is what Stolz’s book seeks, with precise scholarship and passion for the subject, to persuade us to believe."
— Kenneth LaFave, composer and author of Experiencing Film Music

2018 events (concerts, lectures, etc.)

July 13-22 --- Mid-Missouri Composers Symposium, Osage Arts Community (Belle, MO)

May 23-25 --- Presenting "Prog Sabbath: Progressive Rock Elements in Black Sabbath’s Music from 1981 to 2016" at Third International Conference of The Progect Network for the study of progressive rock, Lund University (Sweden)

April 15 --- the Nolan Stolz Rock Orchestra performs Schubert's Erlking, Chapman Cultural Center, Spartanburg, SC, 3pm

April TBA --- Brno Philharmonic recorded the Lincoln Highway Suite, to be released on Ablaze Records

April 5 --- Kansas State University Symphony Orchestra performs "Prairie View" and "Golden State Romp" from the Lincoln Highway Suite at the Society for Composers, Inc. Region VI conference, K-State (Manhattan, KS), 730pm

March 30 or 31 --- "A Modern, Rock Arrangement of Schubert's Erlking," a lecture-recital featuring the Nolan Stolz Rock Orchestra at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of the College Music Society, Coastal Carolina University (Conway, SC)

March 24 --- Dr. Michelle Kiec (Kutztown State) performs Eefer Madness for E-flat clarinet to be performed at the Northeast Regional Conference of the College Music Society, University of Delaware (Newark), Gore Recital Hall, 8pm

March 17 --- Dr. Tim Bonenfant (Angelo State) performs Eefer Madness for E-flat clarinet at the Pacific Southwest Regional Conference of the College Music Society, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Doc Rando Recital Hall, 7pm

March 17 --- Presenting "Prog Sabbath: Progressive Rock Elements in Black Sabbath’s Music from 1981 to 2016" at the Pacific Southwest Regional Conference of the College Music Society, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, HFA 147, 330pm

February 23 --- Dr. Tod Leavitt (Valdosta State) premieres Abyss II for double bass and fixed electronic media. Southern Regional Conference of the College Music Society, Albany State University (Albany, GA), Billy C. Black Auditorium, 730pm

February 20 --- Dr. Tim Bonenfant will perform Eefer Madness for E-flat clarinet at Angelo State University in San Angelo, TX, 730pm

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