JohnStacy is an active performer, arranger, composer, and educator. As a horn player, he has performed with numerous groups in the Texas Panhandle, in addition to West Texas and various other locations. After graduating with degrees in music composition and education from West Texas A&M University, he returned for a master's degree in music composition. Although he aspired to compose soundtracks for games and film, that dream changed to performing rather than composing. He has been featured on a number of game soundtracks, one of the largest being Mortal Kombat 11.