Guthman Musical Instrument Competition

Presented by Georgia Tech

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 Guthman Music, Art, and Technology Fair - a hands-on, interactive showcase. Note that the Fair is in a different building on the GT campus.

Scroll down for information about COVID safety guidelines for this event.

Getting There

Parking Info

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.

Alternative Transportation

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.

Date and Time

Saturday, March 12th, 2022
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Indoor Event

Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech
349 Ferst Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30332


Families, High School, Middle School


Price: $15 public, $10 Georgia Tech students, faculty, and staff


Engineering, STEAM, Technology, Visual & Performing Arts
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COVID Considerations

Georgia Tech encourages anyone attending public events to wear a well-fitting face covering (preferably a N95/K95 mask or a surgical mask with a cloth mask over it, for example), to choose social activities that emphasize risk-reduction practices, and for the campus community to participate regularly in campus asymptomatic surveillance testing. Georgia Tech follows the protocols of the University System of Georgia. Full details can be found here, where you'll scroll down to the "Campus Guidelines" section.
As with all ASF events, we ask you to take care of yourself and your community. Stay home if you feel ill, get vaccinated and mask up when in close proximity to others!