Alarm Will Sound relies on the generous support of donors to bring you the innovative music and concert experiences that you've come to expect from us. Your tax-deductible contribution will be put to work immediately helping us stage concerts, create new music, and continue to develop initiatives that revolutionize our shared musical community.

With your gift of $30, we will send you your choice of t-shirt below. "Proceed with Curiosity" shirt comes in black, grey, brown; "Push Music" shirt comes in black, green, blue

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In appreciation of your contribution of $100 or more, we'll send you your choice of any of the audio CD's from our discography


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Alarm Will Sound
c/o E. Stimpert, Development Officer
312 E North Street
Carlisle, PA 17013

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Professional Services

As a growing arts organization, Alarm Will Sound is often in need of professional services. If you would like to offer pro bono legal, financial, marketing, or design services, send an email.

Member Spotlight

Beth Stimpert

Beth Stimpert

Beth met the other members of what would become Alarm Will Sound while pursuing her Master’s degree in clarinet and music education at Eastman. She fondly remembers her first concert with the new music ensemble, Ossia, as Alan conducted Ian Quinn’s Passacaglia.

After graduating from Eastman, Beth won an orchestral job in Texas, but found the experience to be about as fulfilling as a regular office job. She jumped at the opportunity to rejoin fellow Alarm Will Sound musicians when they began their residency at Dickinson College in the small town of Carlisle, PA. She lived with other Alarm Will Sound members in a farmhouse during the three-year residency which they liken to being on a reality television show. Beth was lucky enough to remain on the ‘show’ for all three seasons and has remained in PA. She now teaches at Dickinson College, Harrisburg University, Messiah College and Kutztown University while maintaining an active freelance career.

Beth’s involvement in Alarm Will Sound is one of the highlights of her career. It is more than just an ensemble, she says, it’s a new way of approaching music. She also enjoys the sharing of knowledge that happens with the ensemble gets together as it greatly influences her teaching and overall musicianship.

Featured Recording

Matt Marks’s A Song for Wade (This is Not That Song)

Matt Marks, our horn player, mixes 1950s doo-wop with with 1970s pop ballad and comes up with a 21st-century art song about teenage sexuality, the internet, and suburbia. Lyrics by Royce Vavrek.

Matt wrote a blog entry about how he composed this piece.

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John Beck
Joyce and Al Bermel
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Martin Bresnick
Truman and Beth Alice Bullard
Roger Chen
Ralph Crispino
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The Aaron Copland Fund
Hester Diamond
Patrick and Kristin Drye
Valya Golev
Juliet Grabowski
Daniel Harris
David Herszenson
Frederick Ingham
Ralph Kaminsky
Donald Kirchhofer
Arthur Leonard
Robert MacDonald
Leonore Marr
Brooke McMurray
Meet the Composer
Peggy Monastra
National Endowment for the Arts
John Parker
Peggy Parker
Marjorie Pierson
Ed and Elaine Pierson
Ed and Elaine Pierson in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Barry Bernsen and Samantha
Ed and Elaine Pierson in honor of Dr. Arnold Tobin, Dr. Eva Lichtenberg and Matthew
Tim and Lu Potts
Howard and Marianna Price
Janet Rarick
Elyse Rasky-O'Connor
Michael Rosen
The Schaffner Family Foundation
Eileen Shin
Dale and Karen Stimpert
Phillp Stimpert
Witold Szczepanik
Limor Tomer
Jim Undercofler