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Empowering musical innovation: 2024 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition now open for submissions

EarRelevant Staff | 28 AUG 2023

Atlanta, GA— The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) invites musical inventors worldwide to submit their instruments to the 2024 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition. The competition aims to unveil the best new ideas in musicality, design, engineering, and impact. The Guardian has called the Guthman Competition “The Pulitzer of the New Instrument World.” The deadline for submissions is October 3, 2023.

Georgia Tech’s Guthman Musical Instrument Competition is an annual event that aims to identify the world’s next generation of musical instruments. It seeks to highlight innovative ideas across various aspects of musical instrument creation.


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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. These finalists will have the chance to compete for $10,000 in prizes.

The competition features three internationally recognized experts in music technology as judges: Bosko Kante, a producer, inventor, and mechanical engineer; Andrew McPherson, Professor of Design Engineering and Music at Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London; and Kelly Snook, a music producer, music technologist, and data sonification researcher. These judges will learn about the finalists’ work, ask key questions about the designs, and share perspectives with the music technology community.

The submission deadline for entering the competition is October 3, 2023. To learn more about the competition and the submission process, visit the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition website.

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