Applications for 2019-20 season are closed; results have been posted in Competition History. The Avalon Concert has been postponed due to COVID-19 until public performances can safely be held again. Foundation for Modern Music has set the following final entry date to receive scores for the 2020-21 Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers.

DEADLINE:  Electronic submittal by March 1, 2021.

 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 2019-2020 season.

Composer Robert Avalon walks on the beach in 1993. Photo by ???

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: Spring 2020 (postponed for public safety)