Teaching experience

2014-present University of South Carolina Upstate, Assistant Professor
2013-14 Southeast Missouri State University, 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

COMPOSITION Instruction:

2014-present USC Upstate: Composition (lessons and class), Arranging for Ensembles, Songwriting

2013-14 SMSU: 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 SMSU: 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)

MUSIC HISTORY Instruction:

2014-present USC Upstate: Music History I/II, The Birth of Heavy Metal, Independent Study: The Music of Jimi Hendrix

2013-14 SMSU: Music: An Artistic Expression.

SP 2008, 2008-10 TRCC: Music History and Appreciation.

SP 2008 The Hartt School: Introduction to Music.

JAZZ and POPULAR MUSIC Instruction:

2014-present USC Upstate: Analysis of Popular Music, Jazz Theory, The Birth of Heavy Metal, drum set lessons, jazz combo

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)

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

Audio Examples of UO Jazz Band III

Listen to a recording of the U of Oregon Jazz Lab III under the direction of Nolan Stolz:

playing Mike Titlebaum's 'Round Chi-Town

Don Menza's Samba de Rollins


Email: nolan@nolanstolz.com