Allen Schulz (b. 1964) is the great grandson of the famous vaudevillian and Chicago jazzman, Ollie Powers. He studied music composition at Wabash College, Yale University, and The City University of New York. His primary composition instructors were Eric Lund and Charles Dodge. Allen’s musical interests are eclectic and varied. His compositional activities range from music theater to experimental computer-generated music and beyond. His awards include the Enenbach Prize in Music Composition, The John Cage Prize in Experimental Music, and high honors in the University of Oregon Waging Peace Through Singing choral competition. Allen lives in Astoria, Queens, with his daughter and wife and their evil cat.