Mrs. Louise Zemlinsky endowed the Alexander Zemlinsky Prize for Composition at the University of Cincinnati in 1990 to promote the music of young composers from around the world.
The Alexander Zemlinsky Prize for Composition serves three purposes:
- to perpetuate the memory of Alexander Zemlinsky
- to discover new works for symphony orchestra that are truly original and have the power to communicate with and engage a broad audience.
- to promote and encourage young composers from around the world
German composer Ulrich Kreppein has been awarded Frist Prize in CCM's 2013 Alexander Zemlinsky Prize for Composition, the third international competition of its kind for young composers.