Naval Academy Band

Vacancy and Career Information

TRUMPET AUDITION: APRIL 27, 2015

The U.S. Naval Academy Band is auditioning for a versatile trumpet player to perform in the Ceremonial and Marching units, Brass Ensemble, and Brass Quintet. A strong classical background is required. Jazz improvisation is not required on this audition but will be considered in the candidate’s favor if demonstrated.

The audition will consist of prepared material, sight-reading, and possibly ensemble and section playing. All prepared materials are available via the links below in PDF format. Please review them carefully as some minor differences may exist between these and any personal materials you may have of the same excerpts. All music is for trumpet in Bb, but candidates may play excerpts on the instrument of their choice. If you choose to play the optional jazz excerpt, please indicate this in your communications to the audition coordinator.

To apply, please submit a resume or CV to MU1 Emily Madsen at madsen@usna.edu by April 13th, 2015.


Please click the following links to download the audition materials:

TRUMPET AUDITION MATERIALS

NAVAL ACADEMY BAND CAREER INFORMATION & FAQ

NAVAL ACADEMY BAND CAREERS: GENERAL INFORMATION

SALARY AND BENEFITS


The Naval Academy Band, located in beautiful Annapolis, Maryland, is one of two premier Navy Bands offering permanent-duty assignment. Members are guaranteed assignment to the United States Naval Academy Band with appointment to pay grade E-6 after completion of basic training.  Members receive full military benefits, including 30 days annual paid vacation, no time lost for illness, medical care for members and dependents, free dental care for members, dental insurance for dependents, commissary and exchange privileges, low-cost group life insurance, allowances for housing, food, and clothing, tuition assistance, and other educational benefits. For additional pay information, please click here.


AUDITION REQUIREMENTS


Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 34. All travel arrangements and expenses are the responsibility of the candidate. The audition committee reserves the right to dismiss any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards. Active duty musicians from all branches of the U.S. military must also send a letter from their commanding officer granting them permission to audition for the Naval Academy Band. The Navy and Naval Academy Band members are required to maintain high standards of personal appearance and physical fitness, and must adhere to the Navy's height/weight requirements. All Sailors are required to pass biannual physical fitness evaluations and are subject to random drug urinalysis testing at any time. Please consider these requirements before making potentially expensive travel arrangements and accepting an invitation to audition. In order to accept a position with the Naval Academy Band, the audition winner must enlist in the Navy and complete basic training. A minimum of a four-year enlistment is required.


AUDITION PACKAGES


For all correspondence, please be sure to include your name, instrument, position for which you are applying, and contact information. All audition packages should include a current performance résumé. Posted vacancies that additionally require a recording should send an un-edited CD that is clearly labeled with the candidates name and instrument. Please contact our Audition Supervisor for specific recording requirements. Audition materials will not be returned to the candidate.

Forward packages to:

Audition Supervisor
U. S. Naval Academy Band
U.S. Naval Academy
101 Buchanan Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5080

For questions or more information about auditions, please contact our Audition Supervisor:
e-mail: madsen@usna.edu
phone: (410) 293-1253
DSN: 281-1253 
fax: (410) 293-2116

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