Vacancy and Career Information

TRUMPET AUDITION: FEBRUARY 16, 2016

The United States Naval Academy Band is seeking a Trumpet Instrumentalist to perform with the Ceremonial and Marching Units, as well as the Brass Quintet, Brass Ensemble, and various chamber ensembles. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. The audition committee reserves the right to dismiss any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards.

To be considered for an audition, applicants will submit a one page resume no later than February 1, 2016 to MU1 Matt Harriman at harriman@usna.edu. Additional materials are not necessary and will not be viewed. All travel arrangements and expenses are the responsibility of the candidate. Active duty musicians from all branches of the U.S. military must also send a letter of endorsement from their Commanding Officer granting them permission to audition for the Naval Academy Band.

In order to accept a position with the Naval Academy Band, the audition winner must also qualify for enlistment in the United States Navy and successfully complete Recruit Training. A minimum of a four-year enlistment is required. The Navy has strict height and weight requirements.


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 see the Regular Military Compensation (RMC) Calculator.


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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