2022 news and events (concerts, lectures, etc.)

Stolz is on sabbatical leave until August 15, 2022 and is traveling Route 66 getting inspiration to compose a new work for orchestra, the Route 66 Suite. There will also be a version for symphonic band.

August 27-29 (TBD) --- Presenting "The Origin of Progressive Metal Lyrics in Black Sabbath's Music" at the University of Oxford (England) for Progect V: Progressive Rock: Geography, Culture, Discourse.

February through July--- several interviews with news outlets along Route 66. See the PRESS page as they become available

June 29 --- Dr. Tim Bonenfant performs Eefer Madness for E-flat clarinet at International Clarinet Association's ClarinetFest, 230pm, Peppermill Hotel, Tuscany 10. Reno, NV

June TBD --- Guest on Hear Me Pod, hosted by Tyler Williams. Check https://hearmepod.com for release date

June 4 --- Salina Symphony (Dr. David Littrell, cond.) will perform two movements from the Lincoln Highway Suite on the grounds of the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene, KS. 830pm

May 28 --- Ascending Duo (Tricia Bonner, violin, and Caitlin Frasure, piano) will perform In C7 (violin sonata no. 3) at the Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference. Online: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVuZh2g4wqHvE5X2K9w1H5Q/videos , 530pm EDT

April 22 --- Special guest on Heavy Metal 101 Season 1 finale "A Seventies Sabbath Season Finale Spectacular!" https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-seventies-sabbath-season-finale-spectacular/id1587174057?i=1000557915143

April 7 --- Interview on Albuquerque/Santa Fe's NPR station, KUNM 89.9 FM 7:45AM and 5:45PM MDT Listen anytime here: "Route 66 Inspires Itinerant Composer"

April 6 --- Aaron Larget-Caplan performs Lullaby for Sam for solo guitar at CSU-Bakersfield, music building. Noon

March 19 --- Eefer Madness for solo E-Flat Clarinet performed by Dr. Tim Bonenfant as part of the International Clarinet Association virtual recital, 4pm (EDT). Click HERE to watch the video live or later.

February 25 --- Presenting "U.S. Highway 66 in Music: Bobby Troup's "Route 66," Michael Daugherty's Route 66, Nolan Stolz's Route 66 Suite, and More" at the College Music Society Southwest Regional Conference at Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, CA), Munson Recital Hall, 445-515pm

February 17 --- Video interview with The Bee (Kingman, Lake Havasu, Bullhead City). Watch HERE

February 9 --- Interview on High Plains Public Radio (a network of 19 FM stations in TX, OK, KS, NE, CO, and NM) about the Route 66 Suite for orchestra: WUWJ interview

January 6 --- Guest on Six Degrees of Route 66, hosted by David Clark, for the "Myths on 66: Misinformation on the Mother Road" episode to talk about the "66 Ghost Towns" movement of the Route 66 Suite and how most towns along 66 that are considered ghost towns are actually active towns and how there are many actual ghost towns along 66 that are forgotten or overlooked. 7:06pm CST (66 minutes after 6). Tickets are free, but tips/donations for David Clark's monthly program are accepted. Register here: https://sixdegreesof66-january2022.eventbrite.com

2021:

November 17 --- Invited talk, "Experiencing Route 66 and the Route 66 Suite at West Texas A & M University (Amarillo/Canyon, TX) 130pm

October 28 ---- Interview on Czech radio show Rockin' Down Route 66. Listen HERE (translated to English)

September 11 --- Interview on the James Ruggles Show (Tulsa, OK). Watch HERE

September 2 --- Interview on KQAY (92.7 in Tucumcari, NM), 745am. Interview on KTNM (1400 in Tucumcari, NM), 8am

June 27 --- *Cancelled due to COVID-19. Check back for rescheduling announcements* Salina Symphony performs selections from the Lincoln Highway Suite, David Littrell conducting. 4pm Salina, KS

May 19-21 and 26-28 --- Presenting "The Emergence of Heavy Metal and Progressive Rock in Black Sabbath's Music from 1969 to 1971" at The Fourth Biennial International Conference of the Progect Network, held virtually both synchronously and asynchonrously. Entire paper presentation will be posted an asynchronously, and a 10-minute summary version will also be given on May 20 at a time TBD. Register through Eventbrite, more info TBD

May 9 --- Performance of the "COVID-19 version" of Gravitation at the College Music Society Northwest conference, 330-410 PDT ($10-45 for CMS members, $135 for non-members. Visit music.org to register for the conference)

April 9 --- Presenting "The Emergence of Heavy Metal and Progressive Rock in Black Sabbath's Music from 1969 to 1971" at the South Carolina Upstate Research Symposium, held virtually. Time TBD, but during the 1115am-1215pm EDT session. FREE, register here to attend: https://www.uscupstate.edu/research/sponsored-awards-and-research-support/research-symposium

March 26-28 --- Premiere of "III. Rondo" from Piano Sonata at the College Music Society South Central conference. This conference will be virtual and asynchronous. Visit music.org to register for the conference ($10-20 for CMS members, $110 for non-members)

March 26-28 --- Performance of the "COVID-19 version" of Gravitation at the College Music Society South Central conference. This conference will be virtual and asynchronous. Visit music.org to register for the conference ($10-20 for CMS members, $110 for non-members)

March 20 --- Performance of the "COVID-19 version" of Gravitation at the College Music Society Northeast conference, held virtually. 315-415pm EDT with post-concert talk with the composers on the concert 415-445 (Concert is free, but email me for the Zoom link)

March 5 --- Premiere of the "COVID-19 version" of Gravitation at the College Music Society Mid-Atlantic conference, held virtually. 3-4pm EDT with post-concert talk with the composers on the concert 4-5 ($10-35 for CMS members, $125 for non-members. Visit music.org to register for the conference)

2020:

October 28 --- Guest speaker at Lewis University (Chicago / Romeoville, IL), Noon

August 25 --- Dr. Nicholas Phillips performs Dotard and Variations on a Nambian [sic] Folk Tune at the San Francisco International Piano Festival, 730-9pm. This will take place as a virtual concert and will be viewable anywhere using this link: https://youtu.be/-mp-Omu-NiU"

June 24 --- Stolz featured in USC Upstate's UP magazine, pp. 30-31 in the PDF: "Taking Note: Commercial music professor recognized for his compositions and teaching."

June 22 -- Univ. of South Carolina releases a write-up about Stolz and the award they gave him: Breakthrough Star: Nolan Stolz

May 20-22 --- Progect 2020 conference postponed to 2021 (see above)

February 1 --- Spartanburg Philharmonic performs "Golden State Romp" from Lincoln Highway Suite, Stefan Sanders, cond. Twichell Auditorium, 7pm

2019:

December 9 --- Dr. Nick Phillips performs Variations on a Nambian [sic] Folk Tune for piano. Studio Z (275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200) St. Paul, MN, 7pm

November 21-24 --- Performing drums in USC Upstate's production of Tick, Tick, Boom

November 22 --- Dr. Nick Phillips performs Variations on a Nambian [sic] Folk Tune for piano. Center for New Music (55 Taylor Street) San Francisco, CA, 730 pm

October 13 --- Dr. Nick Phillips performs Variations on a Nambian [sic] Folk Tune for piano. Voxman Recital Hall, University of Iowa, 3pm

October 6 --- Dr. Nick Phillips premieres Variations on a Nambian [sic] Folk Tune for piano. Constellation (3111 N. Western Ave.) Chicago, IL, 830pm

September 13 --- Presenting "More Than Metal: Black Sabbath's Use of Blues, Classical, Jazz, Prog and other Musical Styles" at the Home of Metal Symposium and Workshop: Music Heritage, People and Place at The Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research of Birmingham City University (U.K.), time TBD. Note that the Symposium is on 9/13 at the BCMCR, and the Workshop is at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery on 9/14 to coincide with the Home of Metal's "Black Sabbath -- 50 years" exhibition.

June 20 --- "Composing the Lincoln Highway Suite," lecture at the 2019 Lincoln Highway Association Conference, Western Wyoming Community College Theatre, Rock Springs, 1115am

April 27 --- USC Upstate Faculty Jazz Trio. Children Advocacy Center of Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union fundraising event. The Piedmont Club, Spartanburg, SC, 6-9pm

March 2 --- Dr. Tim Bonenfant performs Eefer Madness for E-flat clarinet at College Music Society South Chapter conference at University of Central Florida in Orlando, 130pm

March 1 --- Dr. Cynthia Selph and Dr. Kris Carlisle premiere bugsy siegel's desert rose for mezzo-soprano and piano at College Music Society South Chapter conference at University of Central Florida in Orlando, 130pm

February 21 --- USC Upstate Faculty Jazz Trio with guest student and alumni performers. The Piedmont Club, Spartanburg, SC, 6-8pm

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