Nolan Veldey received a B.M. in theory and composition from Lawrence University in 2013, and he is currently pursuing a M.M. in composition at the University of Maryland. His composition teachers have included Mark Wilson, Joanne Metcalf, Asha Srinivasan, and Giovanni Verrando. He frequently composes for piano, and often incorporates elements of improvisation in his music, having studied piano performance with Michael Mizrahi and free improvisation with Matthew Turner. Nolan’s music has been described as having “exceptional artistry, imagination and skill,” and “consistently connecting with audiences.” His recent projects have included a song cycle using text from Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology, a commission for the Levels Quintet, and a string quartet, which will be read by the Jack Quartet in February, 2017.
To learn more about Nolan’s music, please visit his website.