The Guthman Competition

Margaret Guthman New Instrument Competition

The 2019 Margaret Guthman New Instrument Competition Finals will take place on Saturday, March 9th at 7:00 pm at Georgia Tech's Ferst Center for the Arts.

Admission is free, and open to the public

Meet This Year’s Finalists

You're Invited to Watch the Semifinals

The Margaret Guthman New Instrument Competition semifinals are in-depth, TED Talk-style presentations, where the inventors get to both play their instrument and speak in detail about how it works. This year, we’re opening the semifinals to the public. You can watch our contestants perform, and even ask them questions after the end of their presentation.

The Venue

The competition is hosted at the Ferst Center for the Arts, in the heart of Georgia Tech’s campus. We recommend you park either in the Student Center parking lot, or in one of the visitor lots located around the center of campus. We recommend you park either in the Student Center parking lot, or in one of the visitor lots located around the center of campus. Parking for the event is free! Park in the W-02 parking deck, located by the Student Center on Ferst Drive.

It's A Convention For Musical Inventors

While the competition is just that – a competition – for the participants, it’s also a convention. Contestants mingle with peers who have similar interests, and share ideas with other talented creators. Our semifinalists are often just as interested in learning more about the other instruments at the competition as we are! The finals begin at 7pm on March 9th, and are a classic concert format. Each finalist gets the opportunity to perform on stage, demoing their instrument to a live crowd and an online audience. It’s an experience not to be missed by music enthusiasts, technical hobbyists, or anyone else who is interested to see where technology is taking the music of tomorrow!

 

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