The Guthman Musical Instrument Competition

The Guthman Musical Instrument Competition

The Guthman Musical Instrument Competition is one of the only competitions of its kind: an event dedicated to identifying the newest and greatest ideas in music. Every year, we invite musical inventors from around the world to share their creations and ideas about the future of music.

For the 2022 competition, finalists will travel to the Georgia Tech campus March 10-12 to meet with judges, perform in concert, and compete for $10,000 in prizes.

2022 Competition

Musical inventors from around the world have submitted their instruments and the road to the 2022 edition of the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition in underway. If you missed the deadline for submission, please sign up for our Guthman communications to receive updates on milestones for the 2022 competition, as well as information regarding our yearly Moog Hackathon and calls for submission for Guthman 2023.

A photo of the Segulharpa, first place winner in the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition.

Listen to Five of the World’s Newest, Wildest Instruments

The New York Times highlights five of the 2021 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition finalists in an article that focuses on invention and musical motivation. Get music critic Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim's take on our competitors' inventions.

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