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2016 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition Semi Finalists
We are happy to announce that John Biggs - the East Coast Editor of TechCrunch - will be hosting the competition final concert March 3rd, 7:00pm.
Judges for this year's Guthman Competition will be:
- Pat Metheny – An American jazz guitarist and composer, winner of 20 Grammy Awards and three gold albums.
- Alan Kozinn – An American journalist, music critic, and teacher, former music feature writer for the New York Times.
- Marcelo Wanderley – Professor of Music Technology at McGill University focusing on new instruments for musical expression.
About the Competition
Georgia Tech's 2016 Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition is an annual event aimed at identifying the world's next generation of musical instruments and unveiling the best new ideas in musicality, design, and engineering.
Wired magazine called the competition an "X-Prize for music," and contestants liken it to a TED Conference for new musical instrument designers. Some of our previous finalists include the OP-1, Roli Seaboard, Guitarbot and many other groundbreaking musical instruments which have since become successful commercially and artistically. Previous judges include artists such as Laurie Anderson, Richard Devine, and Young Guru, academic leaders such as David Wessel and Tod Machover, and Music Technology industry leaders such as David Zicarelli, Eran Egozi and Tom Oberheim. The competition has received wide publicity from media outlets such as The New York Times, Fast Company, The TODAY Show among others.
The Guthman Competition will take place March 2- 3, 2016, at Georgia Tech's Ferst Center for the Arts, in Atlanta, Georgia.