Masters of Musical Whistling

Masters of Musical Whistling International Festival, Competition, and Concert of Musical Whistling takes place every other year in Los Angeles. Whistlers of all levels come together to share music and friendship. The competition draws talented contestants from all over the world.
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Masters of Musical Whistling (MMW) - international competition, concert, and festival, will take place in Fall 2017. New guidelines to be posted soon. Renowned whistlers from all over the globe, as far as Japan, are coming to the festival to demonstrate their special talent to the general public and compete with each other for the title of the world’s best whistler of the year. Carole Anne Kaufman, two-time world champion and the International Whistling Entertainer of the Year of 2012, started the Masters of Musical Whistling International Festival to raise awareness and promote the fine art of whistling. The Masters of Musical Whistling is a one-of-a-kind event that showcases world-class musical whistling and creates a space for self-expression and artistry. Whistling is a versatile medium. It is entertainment and an ancient art. Some historians consider it the first musical instrument played by people. There are several types of whistling, many of which will be performed at the festival: puckering, palatal whistling, throat whistling, hand whistling, and finger whistling. The golden age of musical whistling occurred from 1920’s - 1950’s. There were many famous whistling artists who toured and performed with big bands. After the invention of the portable radio and other music devices, the popularity of whistling declined. To revive the ancient art of whistling, several enthusiasts started the International Whistlers Convention (IWC) in the small town of Louisburg, North Carolina in 1973. The convention lasted for over 40 years and attracted whistling superstars from all over the world including Chris Ullman, Steve Herbst, Jason Serinus, Kimiko Wakiyama and Geert Chatrou. Last year, IWC closed down when its main sponsor pulled financial support. This unfortunate event motivated Carole Anne Kaufman, also known as the Whistling Diva, to organize her own competition.

The great Mitch Hider always reminds us that we whistle like the birds
01/21/2020

The great Mitch Hider always reminds us that we whistle like the birds

01/20/2020
RoShamBo Podcast

I had such a fun time with Kim in this interview. Thanks RoShamBo for the love, respect, and partnership in artistry.

In the movie "To Have and Have Not", Lauren Bacall infamously said, “You know how to whistle, don’t you Steve? You just put your lips together, and blow”. And you know what, according to World Champion Whistler Carole Anne Kaufman, she’s not wrong.

Masters of Musical Whistling The Whistling Diva
#whistle #worldchampion #musicalwhistling

Masters of Musical Whistling's cover photo
12/05/2019

Masters of Musical Whistling's cover photo

11/16/2019
How This Guy Became a World Champion Whistler | Obsessed | WIRED

Congrats to Sean Lomax! Extensive article about our beloved art form and a former champion. WIRED called me about a few details - I’ve been waiting for this article.

International Grand Champion Sean Lomax loves whistling more than most. Watch him break down how he achieves his show-stopping performances. Still haven’t su...

11/06/2019

Happy Fall! Who are my Chicago whistlers??

The deadline is fast approaching for WWC 2020 in Japan! Send in your auditions by the end of the month - its gonna be mu...
10/23/2019

The deadline is fast approaching for WWC 2020 in Japan! Send in your auditions by the end of the month - its gonna be musically delicious.

Art Rant
10/22/2019

Art Rant

This is a stellar podcast that really encapsulates the grande time at MMW 2019.  Many interviews  including Carole Anne ...
10/15/2019

This is a stellar podcast that really encapsulates the grande time at MMW 2019. Many interviews including Carole Anne Carole Anne Kaufman attempting to be clever!

Is whistling an art form, or is it only something your Dad did while he putzed around the garage? Can whistling be beautiful? Or is it always like nails on a chalkboard? We have the answers, and so would you if you went to an international whistling competition like we did! https://storybabble.com/2019/09/13/our-weekend-with-the-worlds-best-whistlers/

10/14/2019
Rare And Strange Instruments

I couldn’t resist. Historical and beautiful.

The carnyx is a natural horn from celtic iron age, built and played by Abraham Cupeiro López. If you discover this instrument in Asterix like me, and always wonder how it sounds, here it is! youtube.com/watch?v=IWpPGv7oh4oV
More about Rare and Strange Instruments on the official blog : rareandstrangeinstruments.com

10/09/2019
George Lovett

Whistling+vocals+soul=wonderful.
George Lovett master Whistler.

On this day one year ago, I posted a video with Jacob Evans that would go on to gain over 8 million views on social media.
Today “Ruby” the Official Video is premiers.
Big Thank You to everyone who helped and contributed to the making of this song and my first music video. So many to name. I’m forever grateful. This is only the beginning.

Directed by: @brownsugarking_

Staring myself, @jacobsandwich , @_iamcolo

Our musical director, the incomparable Ajay!
10/07/2019
Meet Ajay Satsangi of The Ajay Project in South LA - Voyage LA Magazine | LA City Guide

Our musical director, the incomparable Ajay!

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ajay Satsangi. So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. It all started in a small city, in a middle-class house in India. I was 15 at the time and on summer break. I […]

09/30/2019
Yuki Takeda 武田 裕煕

Our two MMW World Whistling Champs 2019 making beautiful music together 🎶

Colaboramos con Akiko Shibata, la mejor silbadora del mundo, tocando “Media Luna Andina” (César Prato). ¿Qué les parece? もう一人の口笛世界チャンピオン柴田晶子さんにもベネズエラ音楽に挑戦してもらいました!「アンデスの三日月」という曲です。

→ @akikoshibata_whistler
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#musicavenezolana #cuatrovenezolano #c4music #maracas #music #acoustic #latinmusic #worldmusic #folklore #whistling #whistle #whistler #fukushima #japan #福島 #喜多方 #口笛

Colored Pencil Society of America
09/18/2019

Colored Pencil Society of America

Who can relate???
09/16/2019

Who can relate???

Fantastic archive footage of the Carson Cuty Whistle Off in the 70’s. The great Mitch Hider (12:30), Jason Serinus, and ...
09/13/2019
Media Burn Archive – The Whistling Show

Fantastic archive footage of the Carson Cuty Whistle Off in the 70’s.
The great Mitch Hider (12:30), Jason Serinus, and a student of Agnes Woodward to name a few.

Tape featuring performances and a few small interviews with contestants at the 1st International Whistle-Off in Carson City, Nevada. We learn that, oddly enough, whistling is actually a formally studied musical field. The contestants inform us that there are two types of professional whistling - cla...

09/10/2019
WPSU

Martin Melville got this great spot on SPSU news. He is an arborist, whistler, and lover of life. Great job Martin!

Martin Melville is a professional logger and competitive whistler. He says whistling used to be a well-respected form of art.

"I’ll go to a jam, and people are like, ‘So what do you play?’ And I’m like, ‘I whistle.’ And they go, ‘Really?’ … And then they hear me jam a little bit, and they’re like, ‘Give us another one, man.’”

This Friday and Saturday, Melville will compete at the 2019 Masters of Musical Whistling festival in California.

The Newtown Bee
09/10/2019

The Newtown Bee

Click through the link below to read about one Newtown High School senior and her whistling talent, which took her to the Masters of Musical Whistling Competition on the West Coast last month.

About Mitch Hider’s show at the Oregon Fair.
09/06/2019
Whistlers pucker up at 'Holiday for Lips' fest

About Mitch Hider’s show at the Oregon Fair.

Nobody won the special prize for being the first person to whistle and laugh at the same time, or whistling a high enough note to shatter a crystal goblet....

09/03/2019

2nd Annual WORLD WHISTLING DAY September 3, 2019


Declaration:

The organizers and participants of the world-wide musical whistling festival, convention, and musician community have come together to declare September 3rd as

World Whistling Day.

Today we honor whistling as the international contribution to human culture it has been for millennia and will continue to be. Today we pay tribute to this ancient, essential, and diverse expression of music and communication. We recognize musical whistling as a fine art form. On this day, we recognize whistlers who create music publicly and privately, as well as those who are passionate about the human mouth whistle.

This date of September 3rd was chosen to honor the birthday of Allen deHart, founder of the International Whistlers Convention in Louisburg, North Carolina, which nurtured, celebrated, and recognized musical whistling, whistlers, and their communities from around the globe for forty years.


Henceforth, on September 3rd, we hope that you will observe this auspicious occasion with us by whistling a song for yourself and others as an homage to the relevance, accessibility, and beauty of this powerful instrument of communication.


Created in partnership with Masters of Musical Whistling, World Whistlers Convention, and Indian Whistlers and Champions

Celebrate whistling and Allen deHart, the organizer of the International Whistlers Convention, on September 3.  Picker u...
09/01/2019

Celebrate whistling and Allen deHart, the organizer of the International Whistlers Convention, on September 3. Picker up and share your pics, vids, and love of our instrument.

Thanks for the meme Tracy Echeverri

The great and passionate musician Ryosuke Takeuchi has graced us with his presence at the Masters of Musical Whistling. ...
08/31/2019

The great and passionate musician Ryosuke Takeuchi has graced us with his presence at the Masters of Musical Whistling.
Outstanding head judge, incredible performer, invaluable advisor, grounded force. Thank you so, so much for helping so many dreams thrive around the world.

08/28/2019
We had a wonderful weekend at MMW 2019!The new world champion is Akiko Shibata!The Allan DeHart Award winners are Mitch ...
08/25/2019

We had a wonderful weekend at MMW 2019!
The new world champion is Akiko Shibata!
The Allan DeHart Award winners are Mitch Hider and Kimiko Wakiyama - for their contribution to helping promote whistling as artistry.
More to come soon.

Please Google MASTERS OF WHISTLING to read our plethora of press from the Los Angeles Times to the BBC and so much more - and more to come here too.

2917 Videos are on our YouTube Oage. 2019 will come soon.

With Love,
Carole Anne Kaufman

Thanks KTLA! We loved sharing our love of whistling with you.Check out this vid.  Ticket info: www.mastersofwhistling.co...
08/23/2019
The Masters of Musical Whistling Competition Friday & Saturday at the Pasadena Convention Center

Thanks KTLA! We loved sharing our love of whistling with you.
Check out this vid.
Ticket info: www.mastersofwhistling.com

Event Producer and 2 time whistling world champion Carole Anne Kaufman and competitor Alessandro Maruiello joined us live to tell us all about the third biennial Masters of Musical Whistling International Festival and Competition that’s taking place on August 23 & 24 at the Pasadena Convention Cen...

Fantastic time at KTLA today - this Friday and Saturday in Pasadena - The Masters of Musical Whistling will BLOW YOUR MI...
08/22/2019
The Masters of Musical Whistling Competition Friday & Saturday at the Pasadena Convention Center

Fantastic time at KTLA today - this Friday and Saturday in Pasadena - The Masters of Musical Whistling will BLOW YOUR MIND!
www.mastersofwhistling.com

Event Producer and 2 time whistling world champion Carole Anne Kaufman and competitor Alessandro Maruiello joined us live to tell us all about the third biennial Masters of Musical Whistling International Festival and Competition that’s taking place on August 23 & 24 at the Pasadena Convention Cen...

08/22/2019

Don't miss the The Whistling Diva Carole Anne Kaufman on KTLA 5 Morning News at 9:45 AM today, discussing this weekend's Masters of Musical Whistling International Competition and Fest!

Check out what the L.A. Times had to say about the Masters of Musical Whistling.  This Fri&Sat - August 23&24 at the Pas...
08/19/2019
Whistle a happy tune at the Masters of Musical Whistling competition

Check out what the L.A. Times had to say about the Masters of Musical Whistling. This Fri&Sat - August 23&24 at the Pasadena Convention Center. Come get your mind BLOWN!
Tickets @ Whistlers.Eventbrite.com.

When Geert Chatrou whistles, it’s easy to picture the birds trilling and flitting around Snow White in the classic 1937 film.

#Whistling fans! KCRW's Summer Nights will have Andrew Bird performing tomorrow, Saturday, August 17th at their HQ in #S...
08/16/2019
Summer Nights at KCRW HQ with Andrew Bird

#Whistling fans! KCRW's Summer Nights will have Andrew Bird performing tomorrow, Saturday, August 17th at their HQ in #SantaMonica. If you haven't heard him already, his ability to #whistle will surely blow you away! 👏👏👏

FREE. ALL AGES. OUTDOORS. KCRW is throwing 3 Summer Nights parties at our HQ! Doors are at 7:00pm At 7pm, KCRW DJ Chris Douridas will light-up our final HQ party for the year, followed by internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and let’s not forget whistler, Andr

08/16/2019
Masters of Musical Whistling - Live Accompaniment 2017

We're so excited to for this year's Live Band division, featuring an incredibly talented group of musicians who will play along with the masterful whistling of our contestants. Get a sneak peek of what you can expect at this year's event below! http://ow.ly/yzIx50vyQJ8

The Masters of Musical Whistling International Festival and Competition is a biennial event in Los Angeles, California that brings the best musical whistlers...

Masters of Musical Whistling's cover photo
08/14/2019

Masters of Musical Whistling's cover photo

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” - Plato #Frid...
08/10/2019

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” - Plato #FridayFeeling

A musical and fun-filled weekend awaits you in just two short weeks at the #Pasadena Convention Center. On August 23 & 24, come watch amazing performers from all over the world #whistle to some of your favorite tunes. Buy your tickets now on Eventbrite! http://ow.ly/HRRk50vtimm

08/08/2019
Promo 2

Turn up the volume to get a taste of what awaits you at the Masters of Musical Whistling International Festival and Competition - August 23 & 24 at the Pasadena Convention Center - buy your tickets today on Eventbrite! https://bit.ly/2ZGSk9D

The #art of #whistling empowers us to bridge language barriers and connect in a way that words can't. #WednesdayWisdomWh...
08/07/2019

The #art of #whistling empowers us to bridge language barriers and connect in a way that words can't. #WednesdayWisdom

Whistlers from around the globe will convene in #Pasadena on August 23rd and 24th. Join us in celebrating the wonder world of musical whistling - buy your tickets today on Eventbrite! http://ow.ly/EuxN50vku7k

NBC LA has been talking about the Masters of Musical Whistling International Festival and Competition! Are you ready to ...
08/06/2019
Blow by a Musical Whistling Fest in Pasadena

NBC LA has been talking about the Masters of Musical Whistling International Festival and Competition!

Are you ready to be blown away by talented whistlers from all over the world? 🗣️👏 Join us on August 23rd and 24th at the Pasadena Convention Center.

Tickets are available now on Eventbrite! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/masters-of-musical-whistling-international-festival-and-competition-2019-tickets-36259998632

Can you create a tuneful melody through a bit of mouth wind and a lot of talent? Time to find out.

"Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your b...
08/05/2019

"Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering." - Steve Maraboli #MondayMotivation

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Masters of Musical Whistling (MMW) - international competition, concert, and festival is a biennial event. Renowned whistlers from all over the globe, as far as Japan, are coming to the festival to demonstrate their special talent to the general public and compete with each other for the title of the world’s best whistler of the year. Carole Anne Kaufman, two-time world champion and the International Whistling Entertainer of the Year of 2012, started the Masters of Musical Whistling International Festival to raise awareness and promote the fine art of whistling. The Masters of Musical Whistling is a one-of-a-kind event that showcases world-class musical whistling and creates a space for self-expression and artistry. Whistling is a versatile medium. It is entertainment and an ancient art. Some historians consider it the first musical instrument played by people. There are several types of whistling, many of which will be performed at the festival: puckering, palatal whistling, throat whistling, hand whistling, and finger whistling. The golden age of musical whistling occurred from 1920’s - 1950’s. There were many famous whistling artists who toured and performed with big bands. After the invention of the portable radio and other music devices, the popularity of whistling declined. To revive the ancient art of whistling, several enthusiasts started the International Whistlers Convention (IWC) in the small town of Louisburg, North Carolina in 1973. The convention lasted for over 40 years and attracted whistling superstars from all over the world including Chris Ullman, Steve Herbst, Jason Serinus, Kimiko Wakiyama and Geert Chatrou. Last year, IWC closed down when its main sponsor pulled financial support. This unfortunate event motivated Carole Anne Kaufman, also known as the Whistling Diva, to organize her own competition.

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Aria "Idol mio, se ritroso" from Mozarts IDOMENEO Ines Schüttengruber (piano) Nikolaus Habjan (whistling)
I am curious to know when and where some whistling contests will take place in 2020. I am interested in participating. Does anyone know if any upcoming events?
How do you submit your audition? I can't find it on the website.
Whistling in Austria: #nikolaushabjan #inesschuettengruber
For World Whistling Day! https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=zQQ5sEOhbjQ&fbclid=IwAR0JDZh2sFp5FPHwpcJjxB5kojftwR_JkhhxQ0Zzifaw4MQZU0aj8uRVYzI
Not sure how many people got to see this, but previous champion Molly Lewis stopped in to the karaoke session and blew me away!
Here I am meeting the 2019 champion, Akiko Shibata and her adorable marionette!
Wish you a big success in promoting musical whistling!
Is there any jobs in world for music whistlers
I'd line to get into this I've been whistling since I've been six. I do a great tremmelo and can augment the tune with baritone throat buzzing in harmony.