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Guthman Musical Instrument Competition

  • Deadline:
    Oct. 15, 2010, midnight
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The Third Guthman Musical Instrument Competition - Call for Entrees - Deadline Extended to October 15th

Submit Entrees Online by October 15th 2010

Inventors, composers, creators, and designers are encouraged to submit their musical instrument inventions to the 2011 Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition. The event is hosted by the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology and features a grand prize of $5,000. In total, $10,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the best novel musical instruments. Entries will be accepted through October 15, 2010 via an Online Submission Form and notification of acceptance will be provided November 15, 2010.

The competition, which will take place February 24-25 2011, will be judged by an expert panel including Tom Oberheim, inventor of the first polyphonic music synthesizer, Sergi Jorda, inventor of the Reactable tabletop musical instrument, Georgia Tech professor Jason Freeman, and Wired.com music journalist Eliot Van Buskirk. This annual competition is supported by the philanthropic gifts of Tech alum Richard Guthman in honor of his wife Margaret. It showcases new uses of technology to enhance participation in music performance and music creation.

For more information about previous iterations of the competition, judging criteria, submission format etc. go to our website.

We are looking forward to receiving your submissions, and please feel free to distribute this information to other interested parties.

Please note that we have extended the submission deadline due to a technical glitch in our submission system that has now been resolved. If you previously had trouble submitting your work to the competition, we thank you for your patience and welcome your submissions.


Jason Freeman
Assistant Professor, School of Music
College of Architecture
Georgia Institute of Technology