Mr. Stone is a graduate of the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Music Education and Performance and a Master’s in Music Performance with a focus on conducting. As a violist, he has performed and participated in masterclasses with many of today’s leading artists and ensembles. Since moving to Jacksonville in 2009, Mr. Stone has been an advocate for the expansion of music education in local public schools. He joined CAP as a part-time teaching artist in 2013, and in 2019 he became a full-time string teaching artist fellow, teaching classes at multiple elementary and middle schools throughout Duval County. He also established the first-ever CAP String Orchestra.