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In the News

In the News

Read what the New York Times, Wired Magazine, Forbes, VICE, and others have to say about the Competition and its impact on the music technology industry.

Students using a laptop and electric sensors attached to one of their throats work with a professor on a music technology project.

Music Technologists Find Inspiration, Community at Guthman

The Guthman Musical Instrument Competition is a favorite destination for musical instrument inventors and music technologists. It's been called the "Pulitzer Prize of the New Instrument World" and the "X-Prize for Music." Music technologists tell us why they come to Georgia Tech to share innovative ideas and learn from their peers.

Atlanta INTown Paper

Making Music: Guthman Competition combines Music, Art, and Technology

The New York Times

Finding Our Way and Inventing Musical Instruments

Atlanta Magazine

At the Guthman Competition, Innovative Instruments Just Might Predict the Future of Music

US News

The Glide: Spartanburg Music Teacher Invents New Instrument

The Guardian

"The Status Quo Will be Obliterated!" - Instrument Makers Making Their own Instruments


New Musical Instruments Battle for $10k in Prizes


Nanotech and Laptop Orchestras of the Future


A Look Inside the World’s Weirdest Musical Instrument Competition

Fast Company

5 Futuristic Instruments That Will Change How We Make Music

Georgia Magazine

A New Sound

AIB Network

Art Comes Alive: Artists Who are Inspired by the World of Science

Highlights of Winning Performances

Watch clips of our award-winning finalists' performances at the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition Concert.

A man playing the Geoshred application on his iPhone in front of an audience.

The Geoshred

Watch the second place instrument from the 2019 competition, the Geoshred!
A woman using the GramFx, a modified turntable.


Watch the second place instrument from the 2018 competition, the GramFX!
A man playing the Glide, an instrument that is held in both hands and uses gestures to be played.

The Glide

Watch the first place instrument from the 2019 competition, the Glide!
A man playing the Tablix, a modified pair of drums.

The Tablix

Watch the audience award winner for "Best Performance" from the 2018 competition!
A man playing a tabletop screen that can also be used as a drum, the Hyper Drumhead.

The Hyper Drumhead

Watch the first place instrument from the 2018 competition, the Hyper Drumhead!


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