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

In-Kind Support

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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

Beth Stimpert

Beth Stimpert

Elisabeth Stimpert got hooked on the idea of music as a profession when she started playing with the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra as a sophomore in high school. She had never played in an orchestra before and survived a few embarrassing moments, including discovering what an A clarinet was was by showing up to rehearsal and accidentally playing the opening of Bizet’s L’Arlesienne a half-step fortissimo! She soon fell in love with the complexity and diversity of orchestral music, playing masterworks by Prokoviev, Stravinsky, Beethoven and Gershwin and decided that she would be happy forever if she could only win the principal clarinet seat in the Cincinnati Symphony.

So off to school she went, first to Ohio State and then the Eastman School of Music to train as an orchestral clarinetist. Along the way, though, she picked up degrees in music theory and music education, and fell into the new music scene by being willing (and at least marginally able) to play Xenakis and Schoenberg and just about any other new music on clarinet and bass clarinet. After a short but informative stint as principal clarinetist with the Midland Odessa Symphony in Texas, Elisabeth moved back east to Pennsylvania where she currently teaches at Dickinson College, plays chamber music of all sorts, and looks forward to the challenges and delights of each new project with Alarm Will Sound.

Featured Recording

Patrick David Clark’s Ptolemy’s Carousel

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

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