Chip Crotts performs alongside Guthman competitor

Atlanta Musicians

Atlanta Musicians

Since 2020, we've invited local Atlanta artists and musicians to perform alongside our Guthman Musical Instrument Competition finalists in concert. Our resident artists include professional musicians as well as members of the Georgia Tech community. 

Meet this year's partnering musicians. 

Scott Burland

Scott Burland has been playing music since he was six years old, first on the organ, then piano, then synthesizer, guitar, bass, and drums. He's played in a variety of post-punk, noise, and free jazz bands along the way, but in 2004, he bought a Theremin and in 2006, co-formed Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel. That project recently came to an end but throughout, Scott was able to play the Theremin across the country and in Europe, record and perform with many improvising musicians, and present a class at Georgia Tech (Introduction to Electronic Music) all about the Theremin.

Ofir Klemperer

Ofir Klemperer (born in Israel 1982) is a composer, improviser, singer/song-writer, and producer. Leaning heavily on analogue synthesis, Ofir’s music is melodic in its core. Through the orchestration of classical instruments along with punk-rock and electronics, he applies an experimental approach and Noise to his melodies. Ofir received his Bachelor and Master degrees in music composition at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in the Netherlands. His music has been performed internationally, selected cities include: Tel Aviv, Athens, Amsterdam, Belgrade, Brussels, Chicago, and Sao Paolo. His work has been featured at Musikprotokoll new music festival in Austria, Bolzano Jazz Festival in Italy, and MATA Festival in New York City. Some of the ensembles he has written for are: Klangforum Wien, Israel Contemporary Players, Tetttix enesmble, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Talea Ensemble, Asko|Schoenberg Ensemble, Rosa Ensemble, Modelo62, and Orkest de Ereprijs.  In 2014, Ofir moved to the United States and lived in Cincinnati, OH, until 2017. He is currently located in Atlanta, Georgia. 

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Nicolette Cash

Nicolette Cash is a Bahamian American musician and sound artist. She began performing as a classical saxophonist in 2008 and entered the competitive performance scene in 2009. Nicolette placed first at many solo and chamber competitions throughout her primary and junior high school years. She received professional classical performance training at NOCCA, Louisiana's Arts Conservatory, and George Mason University’s School of Music. While earning her Music Technology bachelor’s, Nicolette gained sound design experience for the Theater and Film disciplines. Currently, she is pursuing her Music Technology master's at Georgia Insitute of Technolgy, while freelancing as a performer and media composer.

Nat Condit-Shultz

Nat Condit-Schultz is a musician, composer, and scientist, specializing in the statistical modeling of musical structure. Nat completed his doctorate at Ohio State University, where he studied music psychology, computational musicology, and scientific methodology with David Huron. His doctoral thesis involved the creation, curation, and analysis of a corpus of popular rap transcriptions: the Musical Corpus of Flow ( later published in Empirical Musicology Review. Nat has presented at numerous national and international conferences, both in the humanities (Society of Music Theory) and the sciences (Society for Music Perception and Cognition, International Conference on Music Information Retrieval). From 2016-2018, Nat worked on McGill University's Single Interface for Musical Score Search and Analysis project, developing tools for the analysis of digital scores. Nat is currently a visiting assistant professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he teaches classes in recording technology, rock/pop performance, and computational composition.

Felix Pei

Felix Pei is a fourth-year undergraduate student at Georgia Tech majoring in Electrical Engineering. He plays violin in the Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra and various student chamber ensembles, with a special interest in early 20th century and contemporary classical music. He also plays keyboard, performing with an indie rock cover band, and enjoys designing, analyzing, and building analog synthesizer modules and guitar effects pedals.

Ethan Lindblom

Ethan Lindblom is a composer, percussionist, and music educator whose work is focused on the intersection of environmentalism, instrument design, and sound art. He has a bachelor’s degree in percussion performance from Auburn University and an MA in music theory from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has performed and recorded albums with ensembles in bluegrass, funk, and jazz as well as classical orchestras and non-traditional instrumental chamber groups. At Georgia Tech, he is designing a set of synthesizer wind chimes as well as the sound mapping and acoustic preservation of local natural spaces threatened by capitalism and climate change.

Rohaiz Harris

Rohaiz is a guitarist and an undergraduate Mechanical Engineering student at Georgia Institute of Technology. He plays the bass and drums as well and enjoys dabbling in a variety of genres, mainly rock, blues, and indie. Rohaiz is a member of the Georgia Tech Jazz Ensemble. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and skiing and hopes to study glaciers in the future.

Tita Anderson Lovell

Tita is a secondary science educator teaching physics and astronomy in Norcross, GA. She is a member of Georgia Science Teachers Association, National Science Teaching Association, and alumni member of Sigma Alpha Iota & Kappa Kappa Psi. She holds a BA in Music from Agnes Scott College, BS in Materials Science & Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and MAT in Secondary Science Education from University of Georgia. Tita has served as a colorguard educator with a number of high school programs and independent teams. She has served on the executive board of the Southern Association for Performance Arts (SAPA) since 2013.


Husband and wife team, MILK+SIZZ, are a Grammy and Latin Grammy Award winning, cross platform, multi-genre, creative powerhouse. They have found sustained success by positioning themselves at the center of authentic sound development and sonic signature creation. Their progressive sound, infectious melodies, and innovative lyrics have made way for extensive contributions to both television and film. Notable credits include music featured on Emmy Award winning comedies FX’s “Atlanta” and ABC’s “Modern Family”, as well as VH1's “Hit the Floor”, “I Feel Pretty” Starring Amy Schumer, and BET’s “All the Queen’s Men” starring Eva Marcille.

Most recently the duo co-created and executive produced the Grammy nominated R&B crooner, J. Holiday’s highly anticipated 4th studio album, TIME. They have also contributed to Georgia Tech’s EarSketch music coding program, scored their first full-length movie, and garnered their first commercial for Beats by Dre. Additionally, their collaboration with New Orleans natives, the sister duo Arin and Alexis of The Magic Jones, is currently nominated for Best Children’s Album for the 64th Grammy Awards.

When not in Atlanta, you can find the couple taking their penchant for mixing cultures and sounds to recording studios worldwide.