Nolan Stolz (b. 1981) is a composer, music theorist and drummer based in Hartford, CT. His music has been performed throughout the United States, in Canada, and across Europe by the Yale Brass Trio, Luna Nova New Music Ensemble, San Francisco Cabaret Opera, New York Miniaturist Ensemble, Avery Ensemble, Matrix Music Collaborators, Fireworks Ensemble and several others. He has been commissioned by the Alturas Duo, Central Connecticut State University Chamber Players, College of Southern Nevada Faculty New Music Ensemble, Las Vegas Academy Jazz Ensemble, Las Vegas Music Festival Orchestra, State of New York (Stony Brook Premieres!), Evelyn Preston Fund Artistic Grant, Aaron Larget-Caplan, Leslie Ann Leytham, Robert Plotkin, and Peter Scuderi. His music has been performed at festivals such as the Belvedere Chamber Music Festival, Electroacoustic Juke Joint, eXtensible Electric Guitar Festival, Las Vegas International New Music Festival, Las Vegas Music Festival, Music Today Festival, and the Oregon Bach Festival. Stolz's What The Waves Tell Me (cello sonata no. 2) was awarded the Most Outstanding Student Composition Award at the 2009 College Music Society Northeast Conference.
Stolz teaches composition, music theory, ear training, and drum set at Naugatuck Valley Community College and music history at Three Rivers Communty College. He holds a doctorate in composition from The Hartt School and degrees in composition from the University of Oregon and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His previous composition teachers include Virko Baley, Robert Carl, David Crumb, Robert Kyr, Larry Alan Smith and Ken Steen.
As artistic director of New Music Hartford, Stolz curates concerts featuring works by living composers. He is also a drum set performer in both the rock and jazz idioms. He appears on several commercial recordings, one which includes jazz greats Ron Carter, Phil Woods, Monty Alexander and several others.
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