International whistling champion Chris Ullman whistles the Ave Maria

Author and Four-time International Whistling Champion, Christopher Ullman performs Franz Schubert’s Ave Maria at Blessed Sacrament Church in Alexandria, VA. Discover how he is helping others find their special gift or “whistle” in the July 27th issue of the Catholic Herald.

International whistling champion talks new book “Find Your Whistle”

In the new book “Find Your Whistle,” 4-time international whistling champion Chris Ullman shares the importance of everyone finding that simple gift that can touch the hearts of many.

How to find your ‘whistle’ in Life

Chris Ullman, The Carlyle Group, and “Find Your Whistle,” author, talks about his desire to inspire people to touch lives through whistling on Squawk Box.

How a Washington power player became a champion whistler

Chris Ullman, a veteran of Washington power circles, tells Tucker Carlson how he ‘found his whistle’ and became a four-time whistling world champion.

After the Show Show: Whistle while you work

Champion Whistler Chris Ullman joins Fox & Friends on the “After the Show Show.”

How a DC power player became the best whistler in the world

Chris explains how to “Find Your Whistle” on Fox & Friends.


Chris whistles National Anthem at Wizards- Spurs game on January 13, 2015 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC.


Chris whistles National Anthem at Reds- Brewers Game on September 23, 2014 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH.

Duke-Boston College

Chris whistles National Anthem at Duke- Boston College game on January 3, 2015 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, NC.

Selected Articles

Alden Interviews Chris Ullman

By Michael Alden • The Alden Report , July 24, 2017

In his new book, Find Your Whistle, Chris Ullman shares his memoirs and inspires readers to find their simple gift, their “whistle” as he calls it, and share that gift with the world.

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Wet Your Whistle

By John Huey • Garden & Gun Whole Hog Podcast , June 2017

From whistling in the Oval Office to eating supper under the stars, in this episode you’ll meet four-time national and international whistling champion Chris Ullman.

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Christopher Ullman: Whistling his Own Tune!

By Bob Tagert • Old Town Crier , June 27, 2017

After 30 years, I am still amazed at all of the incredible individuals we have met writing this Personality Profile column and this month is no exception. Chris Ullman is a Managing Director and the Director of Global Communications for the Carlyle Group, an asset management company based in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the […]

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Find Your Whistle: Simple Gifts Touch Hearts and Change Lives

• Publisher's Weekly , July 10, 2017

In this entertaining book, Ullman, a director at the Carlyle Group equity firm and a four-time national and international whistling champion, explains how his childhood fondness for—and remarkable skill at—whistling became “a journey that went from “peripheral to my life to the core of my existence.”

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How a Washington power player became the best whistler in the world

By Manuel Roig-Franzia • The Washington Post , April 6, 2017

Almost every day, the man in the bow tie is whistling “Happy Birthday” to someone. There are way too many for Chris Ullman to remember by heart, so he keeps the names…

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When the Whistle Blows

By Pat Olsen • Hemispheres , June 2016

Chris Ullman, an executive at private equity firm The Carlyle Group, walks into a conference room in downtown D.C. He’s here to introduce Carlyle co-founder David Rubenstein to a select group of finance journalists—including one who moonlights as a travel writer—and the mood…

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From 1993 – 2000 Chris and Tanguay Desgagne were the reigning whistling grand champions, each winning four times.

Chris and his Mom Fran after winning his fourth and final grand championship in 2000.

Chris and Senator John Ashcroft, who share the same birthday, perform at a Christmas party in 2000.