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, Cleveland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Amsterdam, and Germany, and works regularly with many of today’s leading and emerging composers, having participated in world premieres of works by John Adams, David Lang, Wolfgang Rihm, Michael Gordon, Augusta Read Thomas, Stefan Freund, Robert Pound, John Orfe, David E. Chávez, and Payton MacDonald, among many others. In between Alarm Will Sound engagements, Prof. Stimpert is an active recitalist, frequently appearing in solo and chamber music performances in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Also a dedicated collegiate music educator, Prof. Stimpert serves as Instructor of Clarinet at Messiah College, and as Contributing Faculty in clarinet, chamber music, and aural skills at Dickinson College. Her former students include professional performers, arts administrators, music educators, and dedicated amateur musicians working in many other fields.
Prior to settling in central Pennsylvania, Prof. Stimpert was Principal Clarinetist of the Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale, where she also performed and toured with the West Texas Winds quintet. She holds degrees in clarinet, music theory, and music education from the Eastman School of Music and The Ohio State University, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in music at Shenandoah Conservatory.