The skywalker hand, a prosthetic hand designed to help amputees play music, plays the piano.

We Design the Future of Music

We Design the Future of Music

Through interdisciplinary degree programs, outstanding performance ensembles, and innovative research endeavors, the Georgia Tech School of Music cultivates a rich legacy of musical traditions and develops cutting-edge technologies to help define the future of music.

Music at Tech

A female student plays the keyboard while a male student watches to record her in a studio.

Undergraduate Programs

Learn about our Bachelor of Science degree in Music Technology.
Music robot Shimon plays the marimba

Graduate Programs

Learn about our Master of Science and Ph. D degrees in Music Technology.
The Rock & Pop Ensemble rehearsing.


Learn about the ensemble classes offered by the School of Music.
Ph.D. candidate Mike Winters playing a Theramin while wearing a brain scan cap.


Learn about the research labs at the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology.

Art and Technology Harmonize in School of Music

“It is almost mind-boggling, this continuum of creativity and technology — the breadth of research that our faculty and students are pursuing, the amount and quality of music being played on this campus,” said Jason Freeman, professor and chair of the School of Music.

The School of Music brings together art and technology where researchers, musicians, composers, and scientists work together to create a new vision for the future of music. Watch the feature by Georgia Tech Research about the people and their work at the School of Music. 

25th Guthman Musical Instrument Competition Winners

This year's Guthman Musical Instrument Competition featured nine finalists from six countries. Hosted by the School of Music, the event identifies next-generation musical instruments and the best new ideas in musicality, design, and engineering.

The winners of the 25th Guthman Musical Instrument Competition received cash prizes and one-of-a-kind musical instrument trophies designed by School of Industrial Design students.

Zen flute

First Place:
Zen Flute

Keith Baxter
United States


Second Place:

Elias Jarzombek
United States


Third Place:

Martelloni, McPherson, Barthet
United Kingdom

Abacusynth wins the People's Choice award

People's Choice:

People's Choice:

Five headshots of the artists in residence

LMC and School of Music Host Musical Residencies

Six metro Atlanta musicians and performers will be working out of the Technology Square Research Building through April as part of a new STEAM musical residency program jointly hosted by the School of Literature, Media, and Communication and the School of Music. The artists will each have two-week residencies culminating in a free workshop and performance open to the Georgia Tech community and the public. 

Our Recent Work

Our faculty publish their research and academic advancement to several professional journals, as well as to SmarTech, the Georgia Tech library’s repository for Institute intellectual property. Use the links below to experience some of our most recent work!

Savery, R., Weinberg, G

"Machine Learning Driven Musical Improvisation for Mechanomorphic Human-Robot Interaction"

Smith, J. and Freeman, J

“Effects of Deep Neural Networks on the Perceived Creative Autonomy of a Generative Musical System”

Seshadri, Pavan; Lerch, Alexander

"Improving Music Performance Assessment with Contrastive Learning"

Light, L., & Arthur, C.

"Voice leading in Palestrina’s Masses: A comparison of interval-succession definitions"


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