Stuart Jones (b. 1964, Pittsburgh, PA) maintains active careers in both music and software engineering. He earned a Doctorate in Musical Arts at Columbia University as a Mellon Fellow and studied both music and computer science at Florida State University and SUNY-Stony Brook. His composition teachers include Arthur Berger, Mario Davidovsky, Fred Lerdahl, John Lessard and Armand Qualliotine.
Dr. Jones is the music director of the Acton Community Band and was a founding member and conductor of the LUMEN Contemporary Music Ensemble, a Boston-based new music ensemble. His composition prizes include the BMI Student Composer Award for his Storm Dreams for violin and piano and the International Horn Society Composition Prize for his Variations for horn and percussion. His compositions have been performed by LUMEN, Fear No Music (Seattle), Zeitgeist (Minneapolis), New York New Music Ensemble, Omega Ensemble (New York), the Chamber Players of the League-ISCM (New York), Columbia Sinfonietta (New York), Centre Acanthe (Avignon, France), International Horn Society, Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the US (SEAMUS), University of Florida Electronic Music Conference, Wellesley Composers Conference, Aspen Music Festival, Sandpoint (Idaho) Music Festival and June in Buffalo Music Festival. He is a former member of the Board Of Governors for the American Composers Alliance.
Dr. Jones is principal owner of Berwick Heights Software, a software consulting firm helping businesses grow their services on the internet.