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2023 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition

Join us for the 25th edition of 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.

On March 10 and 11, nine finalists from around the world will showcase the next generation of musical instruments. Discover their musical and design excellence on the Ferst Center for the Arts stage as they compete to win $11,000 in prizes. 

Tickets are now available for the 2023 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition Concert taking place on Saturday, March 11th at 7 PM at Georgia Tech's Ferst Center for the Arts.

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2023 Finalists

Meet the nine 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 on the Ferst Center for the Arts stage.

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2023 Judges

Our 2023 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition judges are: Athan Billias, President of the MIDI Association; Kris Bowers, award-winning film score composer and pianist; and Morwaread Farbood, Associate Director of Music Technology at New York University.

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Students Touch the Future of Music at Guthman Competition

For Georgia Tech's music technology majors, the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition represents the pinnacle event of their creative study and research. Students help produce the concert, exhibit their work, and learn from the judges and competitors. They even get to play the instruments!

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Our Latest Music Technology Research

Click the link below to read about the groundbreaking research conducted by Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology researchers and School of Music Students. This research aims to transform the ways we create and experience music and to create the next generation of technology for composition, performance, consumption, and education.

Start Your Music Technology Journey

At the Georgia Tech School of Music, our students combine technical skill with exceptional music talent to truly change the way the world experiences music. Learn more about our bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in music technology, our pre-college summer studio, and our innovative research labs.

Guthman Musical Instrument Competition Updates

Sign up for our Guthman Musical Instrument Competition communications to receive updates on milestones for the 2023 competition, as well as information regarding our 2023 finalists, events, and concert.

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