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Submit Your Instrument

Submit Your Instrument

The 2021 edition of the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition will take place fully online. 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, 2020.

Finalists in the competition will be featured online as they compete for $10,000 in commissions awarded by a panel of expert judges. Another winner will be chosen by public voting.


Instrument Submission Webinar

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Thanks to everyone who attended our Instrument Submission Webinar! If you missed it, watch the recording from the link below.

Attendees got the chance to learn more about the competition, the submission process, and asked specific questions regarding their submissions. Presenters included: the winner of the 2020 Guthman Competition, Bosko; the director of the Center for Music Technology, Gil Weinberg; and the chair of the School of Music Jason Freeman.


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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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