Nicholas Stoia

Nicholas Stoia

Assistant Professor of Music

External Address: 
105 Biddle Music Building, Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-3300


  • D.Phil., City University of New York 2008

Stoia, Nicholas. Sweet Thing The History and Musical Structure of a Shared American Vernacular Form. Oxford University Press, USA, 2021.

Stoia, Nicholas. “Blues Lyric Formulas in Early Country Music, Rhythm and Blues, and Rock and Roll.” Music Theory Online, vol. 26, no. 4, Society for Music Theory, Dec. 2020. Manual, doi:10.30535/mto.26.4.8. Full Text

Stoia, Nicholas. “The Tour-of-Keys Model and the Prolongational Structure in Sonata-Form Movements by Haydn and Mozart.” Journal of Schenkerian Studies, vol. 12, 2019, pp. 79–123.

Stoia, N., et al. “Rap Lyrics as Evidence: What Can Music Theory Tell Us?Race and Justice, Jan. 2017.

Stoia, Nicholas. “Triple Counterpoint and Six-Four Chords in Bach's Sinfonia in F Minor.” Music Analysis, vol. 34, no. 3, Wiley, Oct. 2015, pp. 305–34. Crossref, doi:10.1111/musa.12041. Full Text

Stoia, Nicholas. “The Common Stock of Schemes in Early Blues and Country Music.” Music Theory Spectrum, vol. 35, no. 2, Oxford University Press (OUP), Oct. 2013, pp. 194–234. Crossref, doi:10.1525/mts.2013.35.2.194. Full Text

Stoia, N. “Mode, Harmony, and Dissonance Treatment in American Folk and Popular Music, c. 1920-1945.” Music Theory Online, vol. 16, no. 3, Society for Music Theory, Aug. 2010.