Georgia Tech's 2018 Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition is an annual event designed to showcase the world's next generation of musical instruments and unveil 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. The Guthman Competition will take place March 7-8, 2017, at Georgia Tech's Ferst Center for the Arts, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Judges for the 2017 Guthman Competition will be:
Perry Cook - Professor Emeritus, Princeton University
The 2018 Moog Hackathon is a 48-hour competition conducted at the Georgia Tech School of Music starting Friday evening, February 9 and ending Sunday evening, February 11. Moog Challenge participants will design and build novel musical instruments using Moog platforms and other software and hardware prototyping tools provided by Georgia Tech. Participants will compete for $6,000 in prizes and the top winner will be automatically admitted as an entrant to the Guthman Competition.