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|2018 All-State Jazz Band|
2018 All State Jazz Band
CONDUCTOR BIOBorn and raised in Newhall CA, George Stone was a product of the strong local music programs and teachers of the Santa Clarita Valley. He graduated from Hart High School and received his degrees from Cal State University Northridge where he was a member of the renowned Jazz A-Band for whom he wrote extensively. By age 21 he was directing his own Los Angeles big band and writing for live shows and television.
In addition to his professional music career, he taught music at William S. Hart High School. A move to Cambria, CA brought him to the music faculty at Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA, where he currently teaches Audio Technology and Music Theory/Composition.
George has appeared as guest composer/conductor at colleges and universities throughout the nation. He has adjudicated literally hundreds of jazz festivals throughout the United States and is commissioned regularly by high school, college and professional bands to compose new music for jazz ensemble.