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Auditions Open for Global Musical Whistling Competition in Hollywood, CA

World Champion Whistler in Concert

World Champion Whistlers in Concert

World Champion Whistlers Compete in Concert

Elite whistlers from around the world compete with a live band

Women and men compete for the top prize of World Champion

Get blown away with pop and classical whistling arrangements

America’s real favorite musical pastime has a stage and you can audition to be on it

In recent years whistling has blown far beyond the outdated cat-calls and theme songs of yesteryear, and right into the world of mind-blowing musicianship.”
— Carole Anne Kaufman
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, USA, May 3, 2023/ -- It may be safe to say that everyone everywhere has tried to whistle at some point. Well, The Masters of Musical Whistling International Competition and Festival, is holding preliminary online auditions until May 20th for all who think they have the chops to whistle beautifully to music and vie for the title of “World Champion.”

Yes, musical whistling is a thing - and there is a place where you can actually witness the amazement for yourself. This fall, The Masters of Musical Whistling (MMW), will take place in Hollywood, California at the Barnsdall Gallery Theater from September 22-24, 2023. Whistlers from around the world will descend upon Southern California for this unique competition. The Masters of Musical Whistling is the only event of its kind in the United States and it attracts accomplished professionals plus undiscovered talent from all over the world.

Musical whistling has found its way back into mainstream music and culture. From features in hip-hop music and classical symphonies worldwide to endless Instagram and social media videos, musical whistling seems to be everywhere these days. Countless pop songs, television commercials, podcasts, interviews, radio shows, and even America’s Got Talent continue to highlight seriously talented whistlers. Currently, Cirque du Soleil’s hit show, Corteo, features a world champion whistler, and recently an MMW champion, Molly Lewis, contributed to a track produced by hip-hop icon Dr. Dre. In recent years whistling has blown far beyond the outdated cat-calls and theme songs of yesteryear, and right into the world of mind-blowing musicianship.

Creative Being, a nonprofit organization created to inspire community and artistic expression, will be hosting the global event. “An international documentary team will be filming the event this year and will spotlight humans’ first musical instrument at its highest potential,” says MMW Producer and Creative Being founder, Carole Anne Kaufman. Known as the Whistling Diva, Kaufman is a champion whistler whose repertoire encompasses everything from Disney gigs to her Master's thesis about whistling, as well as performances around the world.

Hopefuls will be auditioning for The Masters’ of Musical Whistling which has multiple competitive divisions spanning classical and popular songs including Self-Accompaniment, Allied Arts, which is whistling combined with another performing art or artist, as well as the coveted Live Band division - a world exclusive for elite contestants. There will be many activities for whistlers and fans of the art form throughout the weekend including a master class, a whistler’s mixer, and the International Concert of the Masters - starring champion whistlers who may just change the way you think about music and what you think of as a musical instrument.

To audition, submit the online application, including links to your video auditions, by May 20, 2023. For more information visit, Facebook @MastersofWhistling, and Instagram @MastersofWhistling.
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A haunting rendition of "Creep" in the Live Band Competition of the Masters of Musical Whistling