Khemia Ensemble’s 2018-2019 season focuses on the idea of Identity and how we as individuals as well as collectively find/found our voice and purpose in today’s increasingly fractured world. The works we will feature this season address issues that are very personal to us in the group and that have shaped our own identities. These issues include social justice, mental illness, divorce and jubilant catharsis. Composers featured this season:

Andy Akiho
Emma O’Halloran
Marcos Balter
Patricia Martinez
Bret Bohman
Carolina Heredia
Chris Cerrone
Inti Logan Figgis-Vizueta
Daniel Fawcett
Pierre Jalbert


Mizzou International Composers Festival
july 24-27, 2019

We are very excited to be in residence at the Mizzou International Composers Festival this season. The festival, which has been a major attraction for extremely talented composers to compose works for Alarm Will Sound for about a decade, is expanding and we are very excited to be a part of it!

We will be performing a concert of our season repertoire as well as several “pop-up” concerts through the city of Columbia, Missouri.

The Allison Nelson Guest Artist Series at University of TEnnessee - Martin
January 14-15, 2019

Our first event of the season is a residency at UT Martin where will perform a concert of our season repertoire as well as give masterclasses, meet with students and have a Twitter/Facebook interactive Q&A after our concert (a first for us!)

The concert will be live streamed here. Tune in and ask us a question on Facebook or Twitter!


C.O.M.P at the University of Missouri
June 25-29, 2019

This will be our second year being the featured ensemble in the University of Missouri’s COMP program. This very special program is for Missouri High School students interested in music composition. With the mostly absent formal composition training in high school, COMP aims to fill this gap and give the opportunity for accepted students to receive specified training in this field from prominent composers on faculty at the University of Missouri.