Composer Michael D. Jones, Sr.

Arika met Michael as part of the C-47 Film Festival where they collaborated to complete an entire short film in a weekend. After that, Arika knew she wanted him for Diamond.

Michael began studying the piano at the age of nine, played in high school bands and has performed with a wide variety of jazz groups. He has been a music educator for more than twenty years, recognized a few years ago as the District Teacher of the Year for Chapel Hill.

In addition to scoring Diamond, he has written manuscript scores for Durham's Evening of Entertainment and has scored the movie Anna Alone for Beery Media. Mr. Jones has also scored the movie Lost Flight which was directed by Joe Anderson and Nancy Renaud. He composed the music for the musical Brigid Without a Story directed by Jenny Justice.