Guthman Musical Instrument Competition

The Guthman Musical Instrument Competition is the only competition of its kind — an event that identifies 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.
On March 8 and 9, 2024, ten finalists from around the world will showcase the next generation of musical instruments. Discover their musical and design excellence as they compete to win $10,000 in prizes.

Buy Tickets Now!

Tickets are now available for the 2024 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition Concert taking place on Saturday, March 9th at 7 PM at Georgia Tech's Ferst Center for the Arts.

Note: If you are a GT student, faculty member, or staff, please log in to use the GT student, faculty, or staff ticket option.

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2024 Finalists

Meet the ten Guthman Musical Instrument Competition finalists. Each finalist and their instrument has a compelling story — these are the world's next generation of musical instruments. Discover their musical and design excellence!

Gizmodo also delves into how the 2024 finalist instruments innovate across different domains of industrial design, musical performance, and computation. Read what Gizmodo says about this year's competition and finalists.

2024 Judges

Bosco Kante

Bosko Kante

Grammy-Winning Artist, Producer

Andrew McPherson

Andrew McPherson

Prof. Design Engineering and Music, Imperial College

Kelly Snook

Kelly Snook

Producer, Music Technologist, Data Sonification Researcher

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Guthman Music, Art, and Technology Fair

The Guthman Music, Art, and Technology Fair brings together creators from different backgrounds for an interactive showcase of projects. Join us before the concert for this opportunity to engage directly with creators and learn more about their work.

Saturday, March 9 from 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Exhibition Hall

Admission to the fair is free (no tickets required).

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