Elisabeth Stimpert is a founding member of the critically-acclaimed new-music ensemble Alarm Will Sound (  She has performed across the country and internationally at major venues in New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Cleveland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Amsterdam, South Korea and Germany. Elisabeth works regularly with many of today’s leading and emerging composers, having presented world premieres of works by John Adams, Steve Reich, John Luther Adams, David Lang, Wolfgang Rihm, Michael Gordon, Augusta Read Thomas, Carl Schimmel, Donnacha Dennehy, Stefan Freund, Robert Pound, John Orfe, David E. Chávez, and many others. A dedicated collegiate music educator, Dr. Stimpert teaches clarinet, chamber music, and music theory at Dickinson College, where she also directs the Dickinson Improvisation and Collaboration Ensemble (DICE) which explores concepts and materials of music in a collaborative performance context. She holds degrees in clarinet, music theory, and music education from the Eastman School of Music and The Ohio State University, and recently completed a doctorate in music at Shenandoah Conservatory with a culminating project entitled “Collaboration and the Creation of New Music for Bass Clarinet.”