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Vacancy - Tenor Vocalist and Soloist - The U.S. Army Chorus

TENOR VOCALIST AND SOLOIST, The U.S. Army Chorus

Application Deadline: December 2, 2019
Audition Date: February 24-25, 2020

The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” the U.S. Army’s premier musical organization, announces a vacancy for TENOR VOCALIST AND SOLOIST with The U.S. Army Chorus.

In 1956, The U.S. Army Chorus was established as the vocal counterpart of The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” and is one of the nation’s only professional men’s choruses. From its inception, The U.S. Army Chorus has established and maintained a reputation of excellence in the performance of male choral literature. Beyond the traditional military music and patriotic standards, the repertoire of the Army Chorus covers a broad spectrum which includes pop, Broadway, folk, and classical music.

The Army Chorus performs frequently at the White House, the Vice President’s Residence, the U.S. Capitol and the State Department. World leaders, such as former Presidents Nicolas Sarkozy of France, Lech Walesa of Poland, and Mikhail Gorbachev of the Soviet Union have been serenaded by the Army Chorus during state visits. In 2007, the group was featured at the State Dinner held in honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and in 2008 at the State Arrival Ceremony for Pope Benedict XVI held on the south lawn of the White House.

Military benefits include medical and dental care; 30-days paid vacation each year; permanent assignment to Fort Myer, and educational benefits such as military Tuition Assistance and the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill.

Annual starting salary for Staff Sergeant is $62,065 without dependents; $66,925 with dependents.

All applicants must have U.S. citizenship due to a security clearance requirement. All invited applicants will be given instructions to coordinate pre-screening with their regional Military Entrance Processing Station to ensure they meet entrance requirements for enlistment in The U.S. Army prior to attending the live audition. Individuals who are offered the position following the live audition must enlist and begin Basic Combat Training prior to their 35th birthday.

AUDITION INFORMATION

Auditions will be held at Brucker Hall, home of The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” at 400 McNair Road, Fort Myer, Virginia 22211-1306.

Travel expenses for civilians will be paid for by The U.S. Army pending enlistment qualification and funding approval. Military personnel should refer to their respective units to request travel funding. The audition will include the performance of prepared excerpts and sight-reading.

TO APPLY FOR THE VACANCY PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

  • One Page Resume including email address
  • Full-length photograph
  • Military applicants must also include their Enlisted Records Brief, or equivalent, a Commander’s letter of intent, and last 2 NCOERs if applicable
  • A high quality video recording of the following. Video materials should demonstrate applicant’s range, versatility, and strength as a featured soloist:

    1. One Classical aria or Art Song (not in English)
    2. One Contemporary or Musical Theatre Selection
    3. An unaccompanied rendition of the first verse of “The Star-Spangled Banner” in the key of your choice.

PREFERRED APPLICATION FILE FORMATS:

  • PDF files for all documents including photos
  • Video recordings should be uploaded to YouTube using ‘unlisted’ links
  • Each selection should be uploaded as a separate video file
  • Either submit the unlisted link to each video, or the link to your full playlist containing all videos.
  • Ideally, email all photos and documents as attachments in PDF format and then include the link to the video files
  • no ZIP files

All application materials must be submitted by December 2, 2019 electronically to the Assistant Auditions Coordinator, Sergeant First Class Tim Sutfin.

REPERTOIRE

An audition repertoire packet will be sent to those selected and invited to a live audition.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Applicants with questions or concerns regarding the TENOR VOCALIST AND SOLOIST vacancy may contact: Sergeant First Class Tim Sutfin.