A finalist plays a modified timpani drum with red lighting while spectators look on.

What To Do
When You Get Here

What To Do When You Get Here

We are thrilled you will be joining us this year as a finalist in the Guthman competition or as an exhibitor at the music, art, and technology fair. Read on for details and logistics for the weekend.

Getting to Guthman

A picture of the Ferst Center for the Arts.

The Guthman Competition takes place at the Georgia Tech campus in midtown Atlanta.

The Guthman Musical Instrument Competition is located at the Georgia Tech Ferst Center for the Arts.
Address:
350 Ferst Drive NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30332
Directions and parking information for the Ferst Center are available on the Office of the Arts web site.

The music, art, and technology fair is located at the Caddell Building at Georgia Tech.
Address:
280 Ferst Drive NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30332
Directions and parking information for the Caddell Building are available at the School of Building Construction web site.

There are numerous hotels within walking distance of campus, including these recommendations from Georgia Tech's admissions office.

The Georgia Tech Student Center, adjacent to the Ferst Center for the Arts, offers numerous dining options.

Schedule of Events

A Guthman finalist presenting his instrument to a panel of judges.

The full schedule for Guthman weekend will be posted in February, but here is a preliminary schedule of events. All finalists in the competition and exhibitors in the fair are invited to all events.

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

4 pm - 11 pm: setup for Guthman finalists, Ferst Center for the Arts

Friday, March 6th, 2020

8 am: continental breakfast available, Ferst Center for the Arts

8 am - 10 am: setup for Guthman finalists, Ferst Center for the Arts

9:45 am: competition welcome, Ferst Center for the Arts

10 am - 3 pm: finalist presentations, Ferst Center for the Arts. Each finalists will have 20 minutes to present their instrument to the judges. This should include a discussion of its design, musical, and engineering features, a brief performance, and time for questions.

  • 10-10:20 -- Svampolin
  • 10:20-10:40 -- Jamboxx Pro
  • 10:40-11:00 -- Galaxy Electric Harp
  • 11:00-11:20 -- informal on-stage demos of previous three instruments; break
  • 11:20-11:40 -- MEMO/MOVE
  • 11:40-12:00 -- Ork.1
  • 12:00-12:20 -- Stretchi
  • 12:20-12:40 -- informal on-stage demos of previous three instruments
  • 12:40-1:40 -- lunch break (lunch is provided to all finalists)
  • 1:40-2:00 -- Electrospit
  • 2:00-2:20 -- Skoog
  • 2:20-2:40 -- Moog Hackathon Winner
  • 2:40-3:00 -- informal on-stage demos of previous three instruments

4 pm - 5 pm: panel presentation with the judges, Clough Building room 144.

There are no events planned for Friday evening, but you may wish to attend these other events on the Georgia Tech campus:

Saturday, March 7th, 2020

12 pm - 4 pm: collaboration sessions and dress rehearsal for finalists, Ferst Center for the Arts (lunch provided to all finalists)

2 pm - 4 pm: setup for fair exhibitors, Caddell Building

4 pm - 7 pm: music, art, and technology fair, Caddell Building

7 pm - 9 pm: Guthman concert featuring finalists, Ferst Center for the Arts. Each finalist will be expected to present a brief performance of their instrument. Winners will be announced at the end of the concert.

(Dinner will be provided to all finalists and all exhibitors.)

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