Posts by Gavin Chuck
Managing Director, Composer

Matt Marks Impact Fund

The Matt Marks Impact Fund offers up to $7,500 seed money to begin development on exciting, ambitious projects with Alarm Will Sound that have potential to make significant cultural and social impact. The goal with each project is to attract additional funders and stakeholders to bring the project to full fruition. the Application is now […]


Contemporary Music Ensemble Seeking General Manager

Alarm Will Sound, an artist-led chamber orchestra dedicated to contemporary music and related arts, seeks a General Manager who will increase its organizational capacities, grow its business opportunities, and strengthen its position as a leader in the field of classical music. That leadership is based on an 17-year history of excellence and innovation; candidates for […]


Before Alarm Will Sound

In 1996 at the Eastman School of Music two conversations met. I had been talking to my friends about a problem fellow composers faced getting music for large ensembles performed. Either you won an annual, faculty-approved opportunity with the school orchestra, or you pulled together an ad hoc orchestra to perform the piece on a Composers’ Forum, usually with […]

August 18, 2017