welcome to our piping judge: jori chisholm



A successful solo competitor, Jori has won the United States Gold Medal  four times and has placed in the top three in Scotland's Argyllshire  Gathering Gold Medal competition.  This past summer, he won two firsts  and was the overall champion piper at Scotland's Royal Braemar Highland  Gathering.  He was a member of the six-time Grade One World Champion  Simon Fraser University Pipe Band from 1998 to 2015 and was a featured  solo performer for the band on multiple occasions.

Jori Chisholm  Jori has been has been featured as a soloist or band member on over 20  recordings, as well as performing with The Chieftains and with  ex-Grateful Dead rocker Bob Weir and his band Ratdog. His debut solo  album Bagpipe Revolution was nominated for Album of the Year by Pipes|Drums magazine.

Jori is one of the world's busiest and most sought after piping  instructors.  He's taught bagpipes for over 20 years, and was the first  in the world to teach bagpipes online via webcam, starting in 2003.  Jori's BagpipeLessons.com Studio website features  hundreds of lessons, videos, tunes, hands-on demonstrations for pipers  around the world to learn at their own pace and in conjunction with  one-on-one lessons.  Also, Jori designed and manufactures the Bagpipe Gauge,  a specialized device custom made to teach pipers how to blow their  pipes strong and steady.  Jori has students of all ages around the  world, including across the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand,  Scotland, Germany, Denmark, South Africa, and Belgium.

The New York Times featured Jori's online teaching program, BagpipeLessons.com,  and described him as a "top-tier teacher" in a front page story about  the growth of Skype music lessons.  American Profile Magazine featured  Jori on the cover naming him one of the "world's elite pipers." In 2011,  BagpipeLessons.com launched the world's first online piping competition  and has grown the championship to include drumming. 

The Aggie Wallace Piping Competition

Solo Piping Events will be held on Saturday & Sunday, April 4 and 5, 2020, at Bellows Air Force Station. times TBA !

Saturday: Ceol Beg

Sunday: Piobaireach, Band, and Quartets/Small Ensemble Events

Pipers: Register Here

Private Lessons on Friday, April 3, 2020!

Sign up for a private one hour lesson with Jori Chisholm to polish your tunes or get help with your pipes before the Competition begins!

Sign Up for a one-on-one session with jori

Free Workshops for Competing Pipers

Register here for the free Piping Workshops for participants in the Competition.

Saturday & Sunday Workshops: Register Here