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.

But this year we're changing the competition's format. The 2020 competition will pair each finalist with a skilled musician from the Atlanta area. The musicians will practice and learn the instrument the day of the concert, and perform for the audience to show just how accessible and innovative each creation is.

– Free Admission –

Saturday, March 7, 2020
7:00 p.m.
Ferst Center for the Arts


Meet The Finalists And Their Instruments

Ten contestants out of more than 100 applicants, from 20 countries around the globe, have made it to the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition concert. Before the show starts, get a sneak peek at the innovative instruments vying for first place.

This Year's Judges

Each year we invite three international experts in music technology to come to Georgia Tech and judge the Guthman competition. They spend two intense days on our campus, learning about our finalists' work and sharing perspectives with the music technology community. 

Jordan Rudess, Rebecca Fiebrink, and David Zicarelli are the 2020 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition judges.


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