Guthman Musical Instrument Competition: call for submissions

  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Deadline: Oct 3 2023 at 12:00PM

Georgia Tech School of MusicGuthman Musical Instrument Competition2024 Call for SubmissionsSubmission deadline: October 3, 2023

Georgia Tech's 2024 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 2024 edition of the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition at the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta on March 8 and 9, 2024. 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. Finalists will receive an honorarium ($500 for finalists located within North American and $1000 for finalists traveling from other countries) to help defray the cost of traveling to Atlanta.

The deadline for submissions is October 3, 2023. Visit the Guthman Competition website for more details on the competition format and submitting an instrument.

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:::: This Year's Judges ::::This year's judges are all past Guthman competitors. Their instruments, such as MiMu Gloves, Electrospit ESX-1, and the Magnetic Resonator Piano, have received international acclaim for their innovative approaches to musical performance.

BOSKO KANTE - talkbox performer, entrepreneur, mechanical engineer, and instrument designerANDREW MCPHERSON - professor of design engineering and music at Imperial College in LondonKELLY SNOOK - music producer, music technologist, and data sonification researcher


To learn more about the competition, visit