Applications for 2020-21 season are closed; results have been posted in Competition History. Foundation for Modern Music has set the following final entry date to receive scores for the 2021-22 Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers.

DEADLINE:  Electronic submittal by February 15, 2023.

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 2021-2022 season.

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.