Teaching experience

2020-present University of South Carolina Upstate, Associate Professor
2014-20 University of South Carolina Upstate, Assistant Professor
2013-14 Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO), Instructor
2012-13 various residencies in Illinois, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon and Virginia, Artist-In-Residence
2011-12 University of South Dakota, Assistant Professor
2010-11 University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Visiting Lecturer
SP09 and SP10 Naugatuck Valley Community College, Lecturer
SP08-SP10 Three Rivers Community College, Lecturer
SP08, FA08, and SP09 The Hartt School, Graduate Teaching Fellow
FA07 Capital Community College, jazz combo director (pro bono/no title)
2004-07 University of Oregon, Graduate Teaching Fellow

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"

COMPOSITION Instruction:

2014-present USC Upstate: Composition (lessons and class), Arranging for Ensembles, Songwriting, Independent Study: Music for TV & Film
2013-14 SEMO: Composition Seminar
2012-13 various composition workshops and guest composer appearances, lectures, etc. (MO, NV, OR, VA, WA)
2011-12 USD: Composition lessons, Orchestration/Arranging
2010-11 UNLV: Composition lessons and seminar
SP09/SP10 NVCC: Composition lessons
2008-09 The Hartt School: Taught composition lessons, assisted freshman composition class

MUSIC THEORY Instruction:

2014-present USC Upstate: Jazz Theory, Analysis of Popular Music, Theory/Aural Skills III/IV, private theory lessons (20th c., counterpoint, form)
2013-14 SEMO: Theory pedagogy (as part of composition seminar), Theory/Aural Skills I-IV (including form, counterpoint and post-tonal)
2011-12 USD: 20th c. music theory techniques (undergrad/grad), form and analysis (grad only and undergrad/grad), Theory and Aural Skills III/IV, counterpoint lessons
2010-11 UNLV: 20th c. theory and aural skills, Graduate Theory Review
SP2009/SP2010 Naugatuck Valley Community College, Lecturer: Theory IV, Ear Training IV
2006-07 University of Oregon, Graduate Teaching Fellow: keyboard harmony (rudiments, I-VI)


2014-present USC Upstate: Analysis of Popular Music, The Music of Black Sabbath, The Birth of Heavy Metal, drum set lessons, Independent Study: The Music of Jimi Hendrix

JAZZ Instruction:

2014-present USC Upstate: Jazz Theory, drum set lessons, jazz combo, Independent Study: Vocal Jazz Improvisation Techniques
SP09/SP10 NVCC: percussion/drum set lessons
FA 2007 CCC: jazz combo
2004-07 UO: Jazz Lab Band II (co-director, 2005), Jazz Lab Band III (co-director, 2006), Jazz Combo (2004-05), Oregon Jazz Festival: rhythm section clinician (2005), jazz drum set lessons (2005-07)

Student research/creative activity mentored:
Bennett, Nigel and Nolan Stolz. 2020. "Latinesque for Trumpet and Piano." USC Upstate Student Research Journal 13, forthcoming.
Cloete, Suzette. 2018. "Improving Improvisation: Bi-level Macro Analysis of My Romance." MACRO Musician's Workshop (Madison, WI), June.
Stolz, Nolan, Mary Norris, Ian O'Donnell, Craig Ravan, and Noelle Taylor. 2018. Performances of rock versions of Ives, Schubert, and Schoenberg at Chapman Cultural Center (Spartanburg, SC), USC Upstate, SC Upstate Research Symposium (Spartanburg, SC), and College Music Society Mid-Atlantic Conference (Conway, SC).
Norris, Mary. 2018. "John Coltrane's Modal Jazz: An Analysis of 'After the Rain'." Poster. SC Upstate Research Symposium (Spartanburg, SC), April.
Norris, Mary, and Nolan Stolz. 2017. "Whole Lotta Love: Origins of Heavy Metal in the Music of Led Zeppelin." USC Upstate Student Research Journal 10: 26-34.
Norris, Mary. 2017. "You Really Got Me: A Heavy Metal Prototype." Claflin Pop Music Symposium (Orangeburg, SC), April, SC Upstate Research Symposium (Spartanburg, SC), April.
Ravan, Craig. 2017. "Deep Purple: The Early Heavy Metal Aspects of In Rock (1970)." Claflin Pop Music Symposium (Orangeburg, SC), April.
Marvel, David. 2016. "Jazz Analysis in the Style of Schenker: Structure in Rhythm Changes." College Music Society National Conference (Santa Fe, NM), October.
Loveless, Melody. 2010. Composition for orchestra for B.A. in Music thesis.

(traditional) MUSIC HISTORY Instruction:
2014-16 USC Upstate: Music History I/II
2013-14 SEMO: Music: An Artistic Expression.
SP 2008, 2008-10 TRCC: Music History and Appreciation.
SP 2008 The Hartt School: Introduction to Music.

1996-2004 private drumset lessons (home, music stores, etc.)

Audio examples of directing jazz band:

Univ. of Oregon Jazz Lab III playing Mike Titlebaum's 'Round Chi-Town
Univ. of Oregon Jazz Lab III playingDon Menza's Samba de Rollins


Email: nolan@nolanstolz.com