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Employment Opportunities with The U.S. Army Field Band

The Soldiers' Chorus of The U.S. Army Field Band announces the following vacancy:

Alto / Mezzo Soprano

Resume/Tape deadline: Received by April 16, 2013
Audition date: June 19, 2013

Printable vacancy flyer


 
THE SOLDIERS' CHORUS
is the mixed choral ensemble of The United States Army Field Band. The Soldiers' Chorus travels with The Army Field Band’s Concert Band performing nationally and internationally as directed by the Department of the Army. Formal public concerts, school assemblies, clinics, music festivals, and radio and television appearances are all part of the annual schedule of the chorus.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Professional performance level
Proficiency in various musical styles, both classical and commercial, Jazz skills desirable
Strong sight-reading skills
Baccalaureate degree or higher preferred
Ability to meet Army height/weight standards
Must be 17-34 years of age
U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien
 
SALARY:
$56,735–$61,228 (Army rank of Staff Sergeant)
 
JOB DESCRIPTION:
Perform in the Soldiers' Chorus of The United States Army Field Band
Tour 100-120 days per year in the U.S. and abroad
Work with Educational Outreach Program in schools across the nation
There are opportunities to perform in small chamber music ensembles
Position requires a minimum 4-year enlistment--the candidate will be informed of acceptance prior to enlistment
Other duties as required in service to the organization
 
BENEFITS:
30 days paid vacation annually
Medical and Dental care, plus medical care for immediate family members
Post Exchange and Commissary privileges
Educational benefits such as the Montgomery G.I. Bill and tuition assistance
 
AUDITION PROCESS:
Submit a recent resume and high-quality recording, CD preferred, by the date above. The recording should include the following:

1. Two classical selections (aria or art song);
2. Two selections demonstrating different commercial vocal styles (pop, jazz, musical theater, or country);
3. Vocalizations on scales or arpeggios.

Applicants selected from the screening of recordings will be invited for a personal interview and audition. Travel expenses will be paid by the United States Army. Military personnel must be eligible for permanent change of station and must submit an Intent to Release memorandum from their unit Commander with this packet.
 
CONTACT:
Attn: Auditions
The U.S. Army Field Band
4214 Field Band Drive STE 5330
Fort Meade, MD 20755-7055
Phone: (301) 677-2455 or 6231

FieldBand.Auditions@us.army.mil

The United States Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer