• First Place International Grand Champion:
    27th International Whistling Contest, 2000

  • Lillian Williams Achievement Award:
  • Whistling Entertainer of the Year, 1999

  • First Place International Grand Champion:
  • 26th International Whistling Contest, 1999

  • Second Place International Grand Champion:
  • 25th International Whistling Contest, 1998

  • First Place International Grand Champion:
    23rd International Whistling Contest, 1996

  • Second Place National Grand Champion:
  • 22nd National Whistling Contest, 1995

  • First Place National Grand Champion:
    21st National Whistling Contest, 1994

  • Second Place, Popular Division:
  • 20th National Whistling Contest, 1993
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  • Oval Office: Serenaded President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney in a private Oval Office concert.
  • Classical: Performed Hummel's Trumpet Concerto with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra.
  • Popular: Whistled On the Mall by Edwin Franko Goldman with the National Symphony Orchestra at the annual Labor Day Concert at the U.S. Capitol. Taught and led the audience of 60,000 in mass whistling with orchestral accompaniment.

  • Blues: Performed at B.B. King's club in Memphis, TN.

  • Big Band: Performed with the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

  • National Anthem: Performed at two Charlotte Hornets/Los Angeles Lakers games.

  • Paper Route: Whistled incessantly while delivering newspapers as a teenager.

Symphonic Experience:

  • National Symphony Orchestra, Washington, DC
  • Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis, IN
  • Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Charlotte, NC
  • Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Garland/Las Colinas Symphonies, Las Colinas, TX
  • Mary Washington College Symphony, Fredericksburg, VA
  • Erie Chamber Orchestra, Erie, PA
  • McLean Symphony, McLean, VA


Chris Ullman is the four-time national and international whistling champion (1994, 1996, 1999, and 2000). From the steps of the U.S. Capitol, where he performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, to center court, where he whistled the National Anthem at several NBA games, to the Oval Office, where he serenaded President George W. Bush, Mr. Ullman has shared his whistle with millions of people around the world in person and on TV and radio.

Mr. Ullman first started his puckered pursuits at age five, whistled incessantly while delivering newspapers as a teen, jammed with jazz bands in college, and worked the open mike circuit in his Washington, DC home in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He entered his first whistling competition in 1993, taking second place in the popular division, and returned for eight consecutive years, winning the grand international championship four times.

In 2000, Mr. Ullman was named the Lillian Williams Whistling Entertainer of the Year. He has appeared on The Tonight Show, The Today Show, CNN, NPR, Voice of America, and many talk radio programs. His repertoire includes classical, blues, jazz, Broadway, and rock.


"Chris is the best I've heard."
- James Austin, Rhino Records