The 2017 Guthman Competition Finals will take place on Thursday, March 9th AT 7:00 pm at Georgia Tech's Ferst Center.


About the Competition


Georgia Tech's Guthman Musical Instrument Competition is an annual event aimed at identifying the world's next generation of musical instruments. Every year the competition serves as a showcase for 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 Pat MethenyLaurie 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 Egozy and Tom Oberheim. The competition has received wide publicity from media outlets such as The New York TimesFast CompanyThe TODAY Show among others.

The Guthman Competition would like to thank its sponsor The Georgia Tech Parents Fund for their support. 

Judges for the 2017 competition will be:



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Highlights of Past Competitions