Deadline: 1 October 2019
Call for entries

2020 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition

Georgia Tech School of Music
Guthman Musical Instrument Competition
2020 Call for Submissions
Is Now Open!

Georgia Tech’s 2020 Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition is an annual event aimed at identifying the world’s next generation of musical instruments and unveiling the best new ideas in musicality, design, engineering, and impact.

The Guardian called the competition “The Pulitzer of the New Instrument World,” and The New York Times described the “special, otherworldly sound that you can feel permeating your soul” which became the hallmark of the competition. Fast Company explained how Guthman’s “Futuristic Instruments will change how we make music,” and the Atlanta Magazine suggests that “at the Guthman Competition, innovative instruments just might predict the future of music.”

The Guthman Competition wil l take place March 6-7, 2020 at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center for the Arts, in Atlanta, Georgia.

The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2019. Approximately Fifteen semi-finalists will be invited to demonstrate, discuss, and perform with their instruments as they compete for $10,000 in cash prizes.

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:::: This Year’s Judges ::::

REBECCA FIEBRINK – Reader, Goldsmiths, University of London
JORDAN RUDESS – Composer, Keyboardist, Member Dream Theater
DAVE SMITH – Engineer, Musician, Founder of Sequential