Guthman competitor Chet Udell playing the spider harp, an instrument inspired by a spiderweb.

The Concert

The Concert

Hear the most innovative and creative new instruments in the world at the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition Concert. More than 100 applicants from 20 countries applied to the competition this year, and we're presenting the ten best.

Our Competition finalists will put on an out of this world show as they present their inventions at the Concert. They'll explain why and how they created their instruments, and demonstrate its potential through some very unique performances.  The Concert is appropriate -- and engaging -- for all ages.

At the end of the evening, the judges will announce the Competition winners and the audience will vote for their favorites.


– Free Admission –

Saturday, March 7, 2020
7:00 p.m.
Ferst Center for the Arts


Begin The Evening At The Music, Art, and Technology Fair

Two women display their project, shown on an iPad and laptop and a poster board in the background.

The celebration starts earlier in the day. Attendees are encouraged to come experience the Music, Art, and Technology Fair, hosted by Georgia Tech and Cycling '74, which takes place from 4-7 pm on Saturday, March 7th, 2020.

The fair is a unique opportunity to experience a wide variety of groundbreaking projects that bring art and technology together in exciting ways. Walk around to see each project up close, interact with it, and talk to its creators.

The fair is free to attend. No tickets or reservations are required.

Venue and Parking Information

The Competition and Concert are hosted at Georgia Tech's Ferst Center for the Arts. This venue is home to the School of Music's symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, symphonic band, and concert band. Through the Office of the Arts, it also hosts artists-in-residence at the intersection of art and technology who engage with students and faculty from the entire campus.

Georgia Tech Parking and Transportation Services offers ample, well-lit parking in the Visitors Area 3: Student Center Deck (W02) on Ferst Drive. Payment is by credit/debit card only. When using navigation devices for the entrance to the Visitors Area 3: Student Center Deck (W02), please use 349 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta GA 30332.


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