Nolan Stolz, Music Theorist.
* "Teaching Jazz Improvisation Using Macro-Analytical Techniques" in Musical Insights, Vol. 4 (2013), pp. 1-20. PDF
* "Ka Haku Mele ‘Āina a Ho‘oipoipo: Programmatic Elements in the Hawaiian-Themed Compositions of Nolan Stolz."
Proceedings of the 2013 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI. PDF
Keywords: program music, mele, Hawaiian history and culture, contemporary music, musical analysis
* “Walking the Circle: Circle Progressions and Modulation in Johnny Cash’s I Walk The Line” MACRO conference in Madison, WI (June 2012) simplified YouTube version
* Fractional Set
Theory: A System for the Analysis of Microtonal Music (newer version)
Paper read at:
Second International Conference on Analytical Approaches to World Music. Vancouver, BC (May 2012) AAWM Handout
College Music Society Great Lakes Conference (March 2012) CMS-Great Lakes Handout
College Music Society Southern Conference (February 2012)
* “Filling in the Blanks: A creative macro assignment for theory and composition students” MACRO conference in Madison, WI (June 2010), paper
* Fractional Set Theory: A System for the Analysis of Microtonal Music (older version)
Paper read at College Music Society Pacific Southwest Conference (February 2011)
Lecture at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, March 17, 2009.
Poster-presentation at College Music Society National Conference in Minneapolis, MN, September 24, 2010
Poster-presentation at College Music Society Northeast Conference in Quincy, Massachusetts, March 20, 2009
* "Macro Analysis of Jazz as a Compositional Tool"
Lecture given at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, January 16, 2009
Paper-presentation at SCI Region VI Conference at Oklahoma City University. February 24, 2009
Paper-presentation at SCI National Conference in Santa Fe, NM. April 4, 2009
* "Contrapuntal Techniques in Schoenberg's Fourth String Quartet." Eunomios. August 2008. http://www.eunomios.org/contrib/stolz1/stolz1.pdf
* "Macro Analysis Applied to Jazz Education." Poster given at MACRO Workshop, June 13, 2008 in Madison, Wisconsin.
* "Tonal Implications of the  Chord." Presentation at The Hartt School, September 19, 2007 in West Hartford, Connecticut.
* "A Narrative to Mahler's Second Symphony Based on the Text, Program Notes, Letters, Analyses and Deep Listening" (in preparation)
* "Sir Peter Maxwell Davies's Eight Songs for a Mad King: A Comprehensive Analysis" (in preparation)
Professional Memberships (Music Theory):
Society for Music Theory
Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic
MACRO (Macro Analysis Creative Research Organization)
College Music Society
Dr. Stolz has taught these theory courses:
Contemporary Music Theory Techniques (314/714)
Form and Analysis (313/713 in Fall; 713 in Summer)
Advanced Music Theory (and ear training component) I and II (secondary dominants through advanced chromaticism)
University of South Dakota (2011-12)
Graduate Theory Review (Tonal Harmony, Form and Analysis, Counterpoint)
Advanced Musicianship II (4th/5th semester theory and ear training: 20th c. techniques)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2010-11)
Ear Training IV
Private Theory Lessons
Naugatuck Valley Community College (Spring 2009, Spring 2010)
Keyboard Skills (levels I-VI) (combination of music theory, ear training and piano technique)
University of Oregon (2004-07)