Differences between 2016 and 2018

* This article describes the differences between WWC2016 and WWC2018.
* This is not final version – we will continue to update. Please check our future announcement here.
* Refer the other issues on the previous guideline stated in WWC2016 for now.

Category

  • Recorded accompaniment (Classical and Popular)
  • Hikifuki (Classical and Popular) *** CHANGED ***
  • Allied Arts

In Hikifuki Category, we will require 2 pieces to perform, one Classical and one Popular. The accompaniment for classical can be adapted to the instrument and be different from the original score. The pieces length limit is the same as Recorded accompaniment Category. Entry with only popular perform are also accepted at this WWC. The overall ranking will be calculated from the total points from classical and popular. In that case, it will be significantly disadvantageous. The rank will be informed by e-mail after the event. Hikifuki category has only Recorded audition and Final Competition, no Primary Selection. (The same as previous WWC)

Divisions of Recorded accompaniment Category

  • Junior (under 18)
  • Senior (65 and older)
  • Adult (18 and older) *** CHANGED ***

By looking at the previous WWC results, we realized that there is no major gap between male/female contestants (level wise). Our decision is not separate male/female in Adult division of Recorded accompaniment category, and give 1st to 6th prize in that division at this WWC.

Submission of recorded accompaniment (Karaoke music file) in advance

  • Only for Recorded accompaniment category and when using recorded accompaniment in the Allied Arts category, Contestants should submit recorded accompaniment (Karaoke music files) for the Primary selection and the final by one month before the event. (Via storage service)
  • In addition, if you strongly want to change the song, it is possible to replace in the morning of the event. (CD or CD-R)

Other issues

  • The piece that you performed in the past WWC can NOT be selected in the same category. (points deducted) (Except Recorded audition)

The date for WWC2018

We are happy to announce the date for The World Whistlers Convention in 2018 (WWC2018).

May 3rd (Thu) to 5th (Sat) 2018
Scrum 21 Hall (850seats), Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan

Details will be uploaded on this website.

WWC Producer & Director
Ryosuke Takeuchi

WWC2018

Dear Whistlers,

We are planning to hold the next Convention (WWC) in 2018.
We will be announcing the place and schedule of the Convention half year or one year before the event.

We haven’t fixed the detail of the next Convention yet however we believe there will be no major difference especially regarding the Categories and Divisions from WWC2016 style.

There is an issue in Hikifuki Category, we will require 2 pieces to perform, one Classical and one Popular. The pieces length is the same as Recorded accompaniment Category.

The World Whistlers Convention (WWC) Committee

Number of Participants for WWC2016

Total: 49 participants

  • Recorded Accompaniment category: 42
    • Adult male: 17
    • Adult female: 10
    • Junior: 8
    • Senior: 7
  • Hikifuki category: 8
  • AlliedArts category: 11

Nationalities (total: 6)

  • Australia: 1
  • India: 7
  • Japan: 36
  • Korea: 1
  • USA: 3
  • Venezuela: 1