The World Online Piping & Drumming Championships Continue with Summer 2022 Registrations Open
Seattle, Wash., June 13, 2022. BagpipeLessons.com is pleased to announce upcoming dates for our Summer online piping and drumming competition of 2022, with a Fall competition to follow. Providing extensive top-level judging and a welcoming and competitive environment, BagpipeLessons.com’s competition is the largest and top-ranked online piping competition available.
As in-person competitions return, the World Online Piping & Drumming Championships remain a popular option for competitors of all levels from around the globe who want a flexible competition experience and valuable feedback from a selection of highly experienced judges.
New in 2022 is a multi-competition title, the BagpipeLessons.com 2022 World Online Piping & Drumming Championships Grand Champion, which will be given to the piper or drummer in each category with most points overall throughout all three seasons. This summer competition will also once again include two scholarship opportunities for outstanding pipers: the Colin MacKenzie Memorial Piobaireachd Challenge for pipers 18 and under and the Alasdair Gilles Memorial Challenge 2/4 March for pipers in all age groups. Introduced in 2011, the World Online Piping & Drumming Championships cultivates a growing global piping and drumming community and provides the valuable experience of competition for everyone from accomplished competitive professionals to beginners and those not yet involved in a piping association or pipe band community. This style of competition promotes better musicianship for both regular performers and for those who may rarely have the chance to measure their skills against others in a broader setting. The World Online Piping & Drumming Championships is the only online competition to offer total public access to the complete results, including every competitor’s video, placement and judge’s comments. This distinctive judging commentary and wide offering of event choices (80+) have allowed the World Online Piping & Drumming Championships to thrive in the online piping and drumming realm. More information can be found at BagpipeLessons.com/competition.
Competitor registration deadline is August 1, 2022.
About Jori Chisholm and BagpipeLessons.com
BagpipeLessons.com is the world’s leading site for bagpipe education. Chisholm has been teaching online one-on-one video lessons since 2003 when webcams and high-speed internet first became available. He was featured on the front page of the New York Times in a story about the growth of online music lessons. Chisholm created the world’s first series of bagpipe tune and video lessons, which have been downloaded by thousands of pipers around the world. As a competitive bagpiper, Chisholm has won many top awards, including the U.S. Gold Medal for Piping (four times) and many top awards in Scotland at the Argyllshire Gathering, Northern Meeting, Cowal Highland Games, and Royal Braemar Gathering. He has also played with the world-famous Simon Fraser University Pipe Band, winning the World Pipe Band Championships three times, performing at the Sydney Opera House, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, and at New York’s Lincoln Center.
Chisholm is also one of the bagpipe world’s leading innovators, having developed many successful products including:
Tone Protector™: the world’s first digital reed protector which maintains the reed at a perfect, stable humidity level so it’s always ready to play (2010-2019 Product of the Decade Runner Up by pipes|drums).
Tone Protector™ Reed Case (2019 Product of the Year by pipes|drums)
Bagpipe Gauge: the best tool for helping pipers learn to blow their pipes strong and steady.
Piper’s Ultimate Reed Poker: a specialized tool to help pipers improve their sound and extend the life of their reeds.
Piper’s Advantage™ Bagpipe Phone Mount: the world’s first bagpipe phone mount for smartphones and metronomes.
Piper’s Metronome™: the best metronome app made specifically for the way pipers learn and express their tunes. Available for iOS and Android.