Attention Tech students! Be a part of the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition!

October 7, 2016

Atlanta, GA

Share your ideas for the next generation of musical instruments at Georgia Tech’s 2015 Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition. An annual event to find the world’s best new ideas in musicality, design and engineering, Wired magazine has called the competition an “X-Prize for music,” and contestants have likened it to a TED Conference for new musical instrument designers.

This year, for the first time, the Georgia Tech Office of the Arts, School of Music, and Center for Music Technology are happy to present the Musical Instrument Student Challenge. As part of this challenge, Georgia Tech students will showcase their novel musical instruments and ideas at a special event preceding the Guthman Competition. Winners of the Student Challenge will be awarded cash and in-kind prizes valued up to $3000 and will compete in the semi-final round of the Guthman Competition, sharing their work with celebrity judges Joe Paradiso, Graham Marsh, and DJ Hurricane, and instrument designers from around the world.

An information session providing more details about the Student Challenge will be held October 15, 11 a.m.-noon at the Couch Building, room 102. Please register for the information session at

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Lisa Herrmann

Director of Communications

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