Joseph Stone is a full-time free-lance musician in the Los Angeles area. He is Principal Oboe of the Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay, Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra, Long Beach Municipal Band, and the Desert Symphony and Second Oboe of the Long Beach Symphony. Recent solo appearances include performing the Mozart Oboe Concerto with the Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra (2016) and Bach Double Concerto with L.A. Phil Concertmaster Martin Chalifour and the Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay (2017).
Mr. Stone has performed with The L.A. Philharmonic, Pacific Symphony, L.A. Chamber Orchestra, L.A. Opera, Santa Barbara Symphony, Santa Barbara Opera, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony, and was past principal oboe for 17 years for Long Beach Opera and 23 years with the Laguna Beach Pageant of the Masters. In 2018 he played in the pit orchestra for a 7-week run of the musical Soft Power at the Ahmanson Theater and in 2017 and 2018 played on Barry Manilow’s "Very Barry Christmas" tour.
In the studios he regularly performs on oboe, flute, clarinet, saxophone and recorders. He is heard as English horn soloist on the scores for Star Wars: Rogue One, Jurassic World and Zootopia, among others. He has played on the latest albums for Johnny Mathis and Barry Manilow, for TV series Coach, Dawson Creek, Star Trek: Voyager, and Once Upon a Time and on movie scores The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Up, Super 8, Inside/Out, Frozen, Bridge of Spies, Finding Dory, Star Trek: Beyond, Moana, and Coco to name but a few.
Mr. Stone is an adjunct Professor of oboe at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSULB and teaches oboe, clarinet, and saxophone at Whittier College.