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Share your ideas for the next generation of musical instruments at Georgia Tech’s 2015 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.

Chip Crotts performs at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York, NY.

An expert panel of judges comprised of David Zicarelli (founder and CEO of Cycling ’74), Chris Moore (composer, performer and Georgia Tech professor), and Young Guru (Grammy-nominated engineer to Jay-Z) evaluated the 20 inventors on musicality, design and engineering.

With this annual competition, Georgia Tech offers Atlanta a rare opportunity to come and experience the advancements in musical instrument design, engineering, and performance. 

Twenty-three inventors, composers and designers representing 14 nations were selected to present their new instruments at this year’s competition.

Music Technology MS student Chris Howe is featured in upcoming Tanz Farm series exhibition at the Goat Farm Arts Center.