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Submit Your Instrument

Submit Your Instrument

Musical inventors from around the world can submit their instruments using the form below. There is no cost to enter. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2021.

Approximately ten finalists will be invited to attend the 2022 edition of the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition at the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta on March 11 and 12, 2022. Finalists must attend the competition in person to present their work to the judges, perform on a public concert, and compete for $10,000 in prizes. A limited number of travel subsidies will be available to help defray the cost of traveling to Atlanta.

Instrument Submission Webinar

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Thinking About Submitting Your Work? Watch our webinar recording for competition applicants.

Georgia Tech professors Jason Freeman and Gil Weinberg, who co-direct the competition, give an overview of the submission process and competition format. Met Museum curator Jayson Dobney and McGill professor Marcelo Wanderley shares his perspectives on the competition as past judges.

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Georgia Tech School of Music

Our music technology students combine technical skill with exceptional music talent to truly change the way the world experiences music. They use what they learn to go on to careers in a variety of fields, including software development, hardware engineering, acoustics, robotics, automotive audio, and artificial intelligence.

For the student with a passion both for making music and developing cutting edge technology, a degree in music technology fulfills a unique space in both artistic expression and technical achievement.

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Previous Guthman Competition Winners

The Guthman Instrument Competition boasts a legacy of identifying great new ideas in instrument creation. Instruments like the Infinitone showed us that it's possible for a musician to use as many tones as an artist uses hues of color, while The Glide demonstrated that music can be accessible and easy for anyone to create, regardless of ability or skill level.

Regardless of what niche a created instrument fills, it has a place waiting for it at the Guthman Competition.

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