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THE ROBERT AVALON INTERNATIONAL
COMPETITION FOR COMPOSERS

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Foundation for Modern Music has begun to accept scores for the 2017 Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers.

Submission deadline: Postmarked by July 17, 2017.

The competition is open to junior, high school, college and professional composers, with awards for first and second place in each category. The top two winners in all divisions other than Junior will also have the opportunity to hear their works publicly performed and recorded during FMM's 2016-2017 season.

New in 2017: FMM is pleased to announce the addition of a short film score division. For details about both this and the general competition, please see the guidelines section.

Through the competition, Foundation for Modern Music honors its late Artistic Director Robert Avalon, who helped develop and initiate several important new projects for the Foundation, including this competition for young, college and mid-career composers. In the spirit of Robert, who devoted himself tirelessly to the encouragement and education of young musicians throughout the Houston area, we look forward to another year of submissions from some of the freshest, most fascinating musical minds in Houston and beyond.

Concert and Award Program: October 2017