Call for Entries to Georgia Tech's 2014 Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition

Aug 6, 2013 | Atlanta, GA

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Share your ideas for the next generation of musical instruments at Georgia Tech’s 2014 Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition. An annual event to find the world’s best new ideas in musicality, design and engineering, Wired magazine has called the competition an “X-Prize for music,” and contestants have likened it to a TED Conference for new musical instrument designers.

The judges for the 2014 Guthman Competition will be:

  • Young Guru, a Grammy-nominated audio engineer, DJ, and producer best known for his work with Jay-Z
  • David Zicarelli, the founder and CEO of Cycling '74
  • Chris Moore, a professor at the School of Music at Georgia Tech

To learn more about the competition and submit your work, visit

The deadline for submissions is November 1st, 2013. Approximately 20 semi-finalists will be invited to demonstrate, discuss, and perform with their instruments at the competition as they compete for $10,000 in cash prizes. The competition takes place on February 20 and 21, 2014, at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

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