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2022 Competition

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.

Approximately ten finalists will be invited to attend the 2022 edition of the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition at the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta on March 11 and 12, 2022. Finalists must attend the competition in person to present their work to the judges, perform on a public concert, and compete for $10,000 in prizes. A limited number of travel subsidies will be available to help defray the cost of traveling to Atlanta.

2022 Finalist Showcase - coming soon.

Instrument Submission Webinar

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While the call for submissions for the 2022 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition is now closed, we encourage you to learn more about the format of the competition through past programming.

Thinking About Submitting Your Work in the future? Watch our webinar recording for competition applicants.

Georgia Tech professors Jason Freeman and Gil Weinberg, who co-direct the competition, give an overview of the submission process and competition format. Met Museum curator Jayson Dobney and McGill professor Marcelo Wanderley share their perspectives on the competition as past judges.

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Previous Guthman Competition Winners

The Guthman Instrument Competition boasts a legacy of identifying great new ideas in instrument creation. Instruments like the Infinitone showed us that it's possible for a musician to use as many tones as an artist uses hues of color, while The Glide demonstrated that music can be accessible and easy for anyone to create, regardless of ability or skill level.

Regardless of what niche a created instrument fills, it has a place waiting for it at the Guthman Competition.

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Georgia Tech School of Music

Our music technology students combine technical skill with exceptional music talent to truly change the way the world experiences music. They use what they learn to go on to careers in a variety of fields, including software development, hardware engineering, acoustics, robotics, automotive audio, and artificial intelligence.

For the student with a passion both for making music and developing cutting edge technology, a degree in music technology fulfills a unique space in both artistic expression and technical achievement.

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