Alarm Will Sound is dedicated to the belief that music made today is essential to contemporary life. Your support makes possible our mission to bring new music to audiences nationally and internationally.

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

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Touring a large ensemble is costly. Your frequent flier miles are a valuable donation that directly helps us to bring new music to a wide audience nationally and internationally. Send an email to arrange use of your airline miles.

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

Alan Pierson

Alan Pierson

Before being part of the founding of Alarm Will Sound in 2001, Alan Pierson’s creative interests were all over the map: he tried his hands at writing scripts for Star Trek before getting his physics degree at MIT -- where he finished a thesis on planetary dynamics -- after which he started (but never finished) a Masters degree in composition at the Eastman School of Music. His first encounters with contemporary music were at a high school program at Northwestern, where he fell in love with Reich’s Tehillim and experienced a head-scratching but eye-opening evening watching one of Cage’s Europeras with the composer in attendance. It was through his work with his colleagues in Alarm Will Sound that Alan discovered a passion for conducting contemporary music. Since beginning his career with Alarm Will Sound, Alan has also served as Artistic Director and conductor of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Principal Conductor of Ireland’s Crash Ensemble, and visiting faculty at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, the Eastman School of Music, and Northwestern’s Bieden School of Music. He’s also conducted numerous other ensembles and orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Steve Reich Ensemble, the London Sinfonietta, and the Silk Road Project. But Alarm Will Sound always remains Alan’s artistic home, the group of musicians whom he finds most stimulating, challenging, and inspiring to work with.

Featured Recording

Yotam Haber’s We Were All

This is our world premiere performance at the Mizzou New Music Summer Festival in 2011.

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Oliver Allen
The Amphion Foundation
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Dan Baldini
John Beck
Joyce and Al Bermel
BMI Foundation
Martin Bresnick
Truman and Beth Alice Bullard
Roger Chen
Ralph Crispino
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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