Service Branches

Work Environment

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

  • Military Status

    Officer

  • Average Military Salary

    $54,134

Overview

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

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.

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to sing
  • Poise when performing in public
  • Clear enunciation

Related Civilian Careers

  • Singers