Alarm Will Sound is celebrating 15 years of performing, commissioning, and recording contemporary music. We have an event-filled year ahead of us with performances in Washington, D.C.; Cleveland, OH; Columbia and St. Louis, MO; and New York City, and we look forward to seeing you in the audience.

Help us celebrate our 15th birthday by making a tax-deductible donation to Alarm Will Sound today! Your gift ensures that we are able to continue performing new music staged in innovative and imaginative ways. In the spirit of giving, we have some exciting rewards in recognition of your donation.

To celebrate 15 years of music making, any donation over $15 will receive a free, exclusive download of David Lang's Increase, recorded by Alarm Will Sound. This track will not be officially released until the end of the year, but with your donation to Alarm Will Sound, you can have advance access to it. And to really kick off our 15th year, any donation over $100 will receive an invitation to a listening party hosted by David Lang at his NYC space. The party will feature Increase, a screening of Zoetrope, and a special performance by Alarm Will Sound members.

Other rewards for giving include an Alarm Will Sound t-shirt with a $30 donation, your choice of Alarm Will Sound cd with a $50 donation, or two cd's with a $75 donation. Your contribution enables us to bring you the new music and concert experiences that you've come to expect from Alarm Will Sound, as well as new initiatives that continue to revolutionize our musical community. Thank you for your support!

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By mail

Make checks payable to Alarm Will Sound, Inc. and send to

Alarm Will Sound
c/o Tracy Mendez, Development Manager
124 W 109th Street, Suite 5A
New York, NY 10025

In-Kind Support

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 found her tribe when she started playing in Musica Nova and Ossia at Eastman with the people who would become the founders of Alarm Will Sound. Between AWS performances, she plays chamber music with cool people in the Mid-Atlantic area, teaches clarinet, chamber music, and music theory at Dickinson College and directs the open-instrumentation Dickinson Improvisation and Collaboration Ensemble (DICE) which explores concepts and materials of music in a collaborative performance context. She holds degrees in performance, music theory, and music education from the Eastman School of Music, Ohio State University and Shenandoah Conservatory.

Featured Recording

Chris Dietz’s Rambleodeon - excerpt

This is our world premiere performance at the Mizzou International Composers Festival in 2010.

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Aaron Given
Alan Pierson
Arthur Leonard
Barry & Donna Lesser
Brian Chin
Bruce Gordon
Cameron Tonkinwise
Carol Bellamy
Chris Lotts
Christian Ryan
Christopher Stark
Collin Canright
Dale Stimpert
Daniel Baldini
David Bloom
Daniel Butts
David Drexler
David Herszenson
Edward Pierson
Eileen Shin
Elisabeth Stimpert
Eric Moss
Felicia Thompson
Franklin Hecker
Gregg McCrary
Hester Diamond
Howard & Marianna Price
James Undercofler
John Adams
John Pickford Richards
John R. Foster
Jude Stewart
Kate Sheeran
Kathleen Aeschliman
Kenneth Kaplan
Laurie Robinson
Lisa Kaplan
Mark Willsher
Mary Beth Schiffman & David Tochen
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Mary Neal
Michael Baccash
Michael Jolkovski
Mont and Karen Levy
Nancia Dalimonte
Nancy Kranzberg
Ola Tortensson
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Peter Mason
Philip Stimpert
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Rebecca Moore
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Robert Saler
Shane Courville
Shuai Wang
Steve Reich
Suzanne Bocanegra & David Lang
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Thomas Leonard
Timothy Myers
Truman Bullard
Valentine Schaffner
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