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Allen Turner Award

for continuing full time undergraduate students

The Allen Turner Award in Music Composition has been established by Columbia's Chairman of the Board emeritus, Allen Turner. The award seeks to identify the most promising composition students of the year and distinguish them with a cash award and a performance of the 1st prize awarded piece. The topic for this year's award is Solo.

Allen Turner Award is open to:
  • Full-time, undergraduate students

  • 1st prize $450
  • 2nd prize $250
  • 3rd prize $150
  • Plus: performance of winning compositions at last convocation of Spring semester 2014

Notification of the award:
  • Submissions will br provided to composition faculty members and reviewed anonymously. Winners will be announced and notified by email on March 17, 2014. We regret that we are unable to give information regarding the committee's decisions over the telephone or by email.


For questions regarding composition requirements, contact Ilya Levinson at or 312-369-6188. For assistance with SlideRoom, please contact Dani Schafer at or 312-369-6156.