Nolan Stolz, Music Theorist.

 

Research:

* A Neo-Schenkerian Hearing of Chick Corea’s “King Cockroach” (1986)
Society for Music Theory National Conference: St. Louis, MO (October/November 2015)

* "Teaching Jazz Improvisation Using Macro-Analytical Techniques" in Musical Insights, Vol. 4 (2015), pp. 35-54. PDF

* Unity and Distortion in Peter Maxwell Davies's Eight Songs for a Mad King
Music Theory Midwest: Appleton, WI (April 2014)
South Central Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting: Oxford, MS (March 2014)
College Music Society South Central Regional Conference: Fort Smith, AR (March 2014>

* “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)
Second International Conference on Analytical Approaches to World Music. Vancouver, BC (May 2012) AAWM Handout
College Music Society Great Lakes Conference (March 2012) Lecture Notes, 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

* "Contrapuntal Techniques in Schoenberg's Fourth String Quartet." Eunomios. August 2008. http://www.eunomios.org/contrib/stolz1/stolz1.pdf

* "Tonal Implications of the [027] Chord." Presentation at The Hartt School, September 19, 2007 in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Theory-related research:

* "Ka Haku Mele ‘Āina a Ho‘oipoipo: Programmatic Elements in My Hawaiian-Themed Compositions"
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

* "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

* "Macro Analysis Applied to Jazz Education." Poster given at MACRO Workshop, June 13, 2008 in Madison, Wisconsin.

* "A Narrative to Mahler's Second Symphony Based on the Text, Program Notes, Letters, Analyses and Deep Listening"

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:

**University of South Carolina Upstate
Jazz Theory
Commercial Music Theory and Aural Skills
Analysis of Popular Music

**Southeast Missouri State University
Twentieth Century Techniques
Advanced Harmony, Form and Counterpoint
Basic Harmony and Form
Aural Skills I, II and IV
Theory/Composition pedagogy

**University of South Dakota
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)
Private Counterpoint

**University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Graduate Theory Review (Tonal Harmony, Form and Analysis, Counterpoint)
20th c. techniques
Post-tonal ear training

**Naugatuck Valley Community College
Theory IV
Ear Training IV
Private Theory Lessons

**University of Oregon (graduate teaching fellow, 2004-07)
Keyboard Skills (levels I-VI) (combination of music theory, ear training and piano technique)