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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 is underway. Learn more about this year's semi-finalists. Vote for your favorite instrument to help us decide who will advance to the final round of the competition at the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta on March 11 and 12, 2022 to compete for $10,000 in prizes.

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2022 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition

Semifinalist Gallery & Voting

Meet our 26 semifinalists and vote for your favorites. Through our gallery, you'll be able to meet each of the creators and watch them perform with their instruments.

Your vote helps decide who advances to the competition's final round at the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta on March 11 and 12, 2022 to compete for $10,000 in prizes.

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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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