Guthman Musical Instrument Competition

  • Deadline:
    Oct. 2, 2021, midnight
  • Location:
    Atlanta, GA, USA

Georgia Tech School of Music
Guthman Musical Instrument Competition
2022 Call for Submissions
Submission deadline: October 1, 2021

Georgia Tech's 2022 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 Atlanta Magazine suggests that "at the Guthman Competition, innovative instruments just might predict the future of music."

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.

The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2021. Visit the Guthman Competition website for more details on the competition format and submitting an instrument.

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:::: This Year's Judges ::::

GERHARD BEHLES - CEO, co-founder, and chief visionary of Ableton
PAOLA ANTONELLI - Senior Curator at the Museum of Modern Art
RICK BEATO - American YouTube personality, music professional, and educator


To learn more about the competition, visit