U.S. Marine Corps Musician

United States Marine Corps Music Program
California, Hawaii, Louisiana, North Carolina, Japan, South Carolina, Virginia
$25,000 - $70,000 yearly
Posted On:
September 15, 2020


Auditions for all woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists are now available for anyone aspiring to be a professional musician. We understand that passion for musical excellence and service to our country takes a unique person with high standards and the desire to be part of an elite organization. There are a total of 10 United States Marine Corps bands across the United States and overseas that will provide the opportunity to perform in ensembles such as ceremonial band, brass band, jazz ensemble, brass/woodwind quintet, rock band, show band, and many more. If you have the dream to travel the world and play music in front of large crowds as well as to constantly enhance your own skills, this could be a great option for you.


In order to become eligible to serve as a Marine Musician, musical proficiency must be established with the Marine Corps Audition Standards. Musical qualifications are conducted in two parts: (a) preliminary round and (b) audition round. The audition will consist of musical excerpts (provided ahead of time) and sight reading. The preliminary round will be done in your geographical area with a Marine Corps recruiter and filmed on a private YouTube link in order to pass it on to the Musician Placement Director. If successful, the live audition round will be done within your geographical area as well with the Musician Placement Director. Upon a successful audition you will be offered a guaranteed job contract to become a United States Marine Musician.

How to Apply

For specific vacancies, please contact Staff Sergeant Mardia Timoney via email at [email protected] or by phone at (843)-298-1944. You can also visit www.marines.com/music for more information.