John Stone  composer

Music from the humorous to the sublime


John Stone has written music for numerous concert, dance, theater, and film projects and is the Musical Director of America's longest running children's theater company, The Paper Bag Players. Evoking musical moods from humorous to the sublime, he tailors his music to a project’s needs in true collaborative fashion. 


“John is a gifted composer and performer with a superb sense of how to make music that brings new life and power to a film. Among his many gifts is his unusual versatility – he is able to create extraordinary music across the spectrum of genres and styles. John is also a very generous collaborator, totally focused on what’s best for the film – and he’s great fun to work with!”

-Alister Sanderson (Producer/Director/Filmmaker)


“John Stone has an amazing and varied output. At last a composer has come along who has not forgotten how to write deeply communicative and haunting melodies. And he accompanies his songs with consummate pianistic control.”
-Seymour Bernstein, subject of the 2015 documentary, Seymour: An Introduction


“As always, the music composed by John Stone provided just the right blend of evocative melody and nutty dissonances.” 

-The New York Times

Music for Dance & Film

Music for Children

Concert Music