About Jori Chisholm


Jori Chisholm has emerged as one of the world's premier professional pipers. Jori has made his mark on the international competitive piping scene winning top prizes, including the first-ever United States Gold Medal Piping Championship, the Royal Scottish Pipers' Society Bronze Star for First Place in the 'A' Marches at the Argyllshire Gathering in Oban, and Runner-Up in the Silver Medal Piobaireachd at the Northern Meeting in Inverness -- all on his first attempt. In 2008, Jori won the Open 'A' Piobaireachd at the Cowal Highland Gathering, the largest Highland Games in the World.

Jori is a member of the world-famous and current World Champion Simon Fraser University Pipe Band, and played with the band when they won the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. Jori has appeared on numerous recordings as a soloist and pipe band member, including a live concert recording at the renowned Sydney Opera House. Jori has performed with many notable musicians, including sold-out concerts with the Irish supergroup The Chieftains and legendary ex-Grateful Dead rocker Bob Weir and RatDog. Jori has appeared as a soloist or pipe band member on over 20 recordings.

Jori graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Psychology with Phi Beta Kappa Honors, where he studied learning and the psychology of music. He teaches piping in Seattle and to students of all ages and skill levels worldwide using video conferencing and his pioneering long distance education program as part of BagpipeLessons.com.