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EMAIL APPLICATION DUE BY:  01 FEBRUARY 2020

All applicants must be able to fulfill the basic requirements for a career as an officer in the USAF 1) 18-39 years of age, 2) be a U.S. citizen, and 3) have a college degree. An applicant interested in applying for a live audition will need to send an email to airforcebands@gmail.com with the following information:

  • Subject line:  AF BAND OFFICER AUDITION 2020
  • Attachments PDF only
    • Cover Letter
    • Resume or Curriculum Vitae if applicable
    • Contact information for three professional references (could be in resume or CV)
    • Unofficial Transcripts
    • Repertoire List in two parts:
      • Music you have conducted in rehearsal or performance.
      • Music studied enough that the applicant could rehearse and perform it on short notice
  • Body of Email:
    • Name
    • Highest Earned Degree
    • Current Status: e.g. HS Band Director, ABD, Completing Masters in Music, MM but in between jobs, etc.
    • Links to Conducting Videos
      • 20-30 minutes total (anything longer won’t be viewed)
      • All videos must be linked and online for review
      • Approximately half of the video should be concert performance, the rest should be rehearsal footage
      • Camera should be placed to feature a frontal view of the applicant and rehearsal footage should be mic’d appropriately

Once received, the application material will be reviewed by 14 days after the closeout date.  Those not selected in the first round will be notified by email.  After the initial round, all candidates will be interviewed and the final selection of applicants to the live audition will be made by the Chief, Air Force Bands Division in Washington D.C.  The recommendation to invite will be based on the applicant's capability, suitability and availability for becoming a band officer in the U.S. Air Force.

ASSIGNMENT

Civilian or enlisted candidates selected to become band officers are identified to the Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC) as eligible for entrance into Officer Training School (OTS). Upon graduating from OTS and commissioning as a second lieutenant, the new band officer will be assigned to a band as a flight commander with a four-year service commitment.

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