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November 20, 2020 - November 25, 2020

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Residency at Shenandoah Conservatory

Alarm Will Sound, joins Shenandoah Conservatory for a virtual residency that revitalizes music-making during the COVID-19 pandemic. During AWS’s week with Shenandoah Conservatory, the ensemble will engage students and the community through workshops, masterclasses and performances; culminating in a digital side-by-side featuring Shenandoah Conservatory’s EDGE Ensemble and Alarm Will Sound performing John Luther Adams’ Ten Thousand Birds. Originally premiered by Alarm Will Sound in 2014 and inspired by “particular birdsongs, captured in minute detail,” Adams’ composition was the first work the ensemble adapted for it’s “at-home” series, when COVID-19 shut down cities across the globe.

Managing An Arts Organization Through Change & Disruption

Presentation by Gavin Chuck, Managing Director of Alarm Will Sound
Wednesday, November 18 from 12PM to 1PM (EDT)

“More than ever, Alarm Will Sound is leaning into experimentation. A profound impact of the pandemic is uncertainty. But instead of merely dealing with it, imagination is a potent way to overcome uncertainty. When nobody knows what’s next, artists can and should imagine what’s next using what is at hand.” – Gavin Chuck, Executive Director of Alarm Will Sound


Meeting ID: 980 4324 5172 | Passcode: 266359

Listening to and Arranging Electronic Music

Workshop by Alan Pierson, Artistic Director & Conductor of Alarm Will Sound and AWS Musicians
Wednesday, November 18 from 2PM to 3:30PM (EDT)


Meeting ID: 926 0107 1908 | Passcode: 008222

Composition Meet-&-Greet with Alarm Will Sound

Meet-&-Greet Opportunity with Alan Pierson & Alarm Will Sound Members
Friday, November 20 from 11AM to 12PM (EDT)

This event is for current Shenandoah Conservatory compositions students only; it is closed to the general public.


November 20, 2020
November 25, 2020