2020 Festival Event:

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Guthman Musical Instrument Competition

A music, engineering, and tech mashup, the Georgia Tech 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."

Come early from 4-7pm to see musicians, artists, engineers, and makers showcase their latest work at the Music, Art, and Technology Fair- a hands-on, interactive showcase.

Getting there: The Ferst Center for the Arts is closest to the North Avenue MARTA station on the red and gold lines. Walking time is about 16 minutes from the North Avenue Station. Exit the station on West Peachtree Street and cross over West Peachtree at the stoplight toward the church. Walk down North Avenue for about three blocks, then veer right onto Ferst Drive. Walk to the visitor parking lot with the triangular sculpture and turn right to walk through the lot and past the student center.
Parking: Georgia Tech Parking and Transportation Services offers ample, well-lit parking in the Visitors Area 3: Student Center Deck (W02) on Ferst Drive. Payment is by credit/debit card only. When using navigation devices for the entrance to the Visitors Area 3: Student Center Deck (W02), please use 349 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta GA 30332. More information about parking is available here.

Presented by Georgia Tech

Topics: Technology Engineering Visual & Performing Arts Robotics
Audience: Families Adults High School Middle School Elem. School


Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech

349 Ferst Dr NW

Atlanta, 30332


Saturday, March 7th, 2020

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Price: Free with advance registration