Military Vocalists

Military Career

General Information


Vocalists read, sing, and memorize vocal parts for public performances. They perform in a variety of musical concert units, such as chorus, popular musical ensemble, jazz band, country band, quartet, and soloist. Vocalists boost morale, entertain, and assist with military ceremonies and may lead or direct other musicians. They are part of a group of talented musicians who support the Military’s mission around the world.

Work Environment

Vocalists play indoors in theaters, concert halls, and at dances, and outdoors at parades and open-air concerts.  They also travel regularly.

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Military Outlook

Service Branches

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Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required
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Military training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training.  Although musicians must be musically proficient to enter the service, music training is given to new band members. Vocalists in the Military will gain skills through regular rehearsals, individual practice, and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include: Music theorySight-reading musical scoresSight singing and ear training

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