"Nolan is a dedicated, caring educator and a talented composer with a gift for well-crafted, accessible and imaginative work. I had the pleasure of working with him to prepare the premiere of his Fantasia for Band. He’s a thoughtful collaborator with keen ears and a great sense of humor."
Dr. Carolyn Barber
Director of Bands, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, Nebraska
Glenn Korff School of Music
NOLAN E. SCHMIT
"When I served as president of the Nebraska Music Educators Association, we commissioned Nolan to compose new etudes for the All-State Band. His in-depth knowledge of instrument pedagogy has provided exceptional audition material that showcases students' technical and musical skills."
Dr. Lance Nielsen
Former NAfME North Central Division President, and Supervisor of Music, Lincoln Public Schools - Lincoln, Nebraska
"It was a pleasure working with Nolan during the commissioning of a piece for our community band.
He was truly interested in our ideas for the piece and wrote with our strengths in mind while doubling in appropriate areas as well. From the initial contact to the premiere, we felt like partners in the commissioning process."
Director, Blair Area Community Band - Blair, Nebraska