Whistling aficionados from around the world compete.
The Masters of Musical Whistling International Competition and Festival will take place at the Pasadena Convention Center on August 23 and 24, 2019. Over sixty whistlers from 10 countries are set to compete. The biennial Masters of Musical Whistling - the only event of its kind in the United States - attracts accomplished professional whistlers and undiscovered talent from all over the world.
Get blown away by five competitive divisions during the two-day festival. Divisions include Live Band, Pre-Recorded Classical and Popular compositions, Self-Accompaniment, and Allied Arts - whistling combined with another performing art, such as dancing and puppetry. Festival goers can join in on the fun with a Whistlers Master Class, Whistling Meet & Greet Luncheon, and The International Concert of the Masters - starring mind-blowing world champions.
What is musical whistling? It is a unique form of art and entertainment that some historians hail as the first musical instrument available to humankind. There are more types of whistling than you may expect, many of which will be featured: puckering, palatal, throat, hand, and finger whistling.
Carole Anne Kaufman, a two-time world champion musical whistler known as the Whistling Diva, founded the festival in 2015 with the purpose of establishing a meeting place for the global whistling community and promoting musical whistling as fine art. “The art of musical whistling is an ancient communicative device with unlimited artistic potential,” says Kaufman.