UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND PROGRAM, WASHINGTON, D. C. Position: Band Officer/Conductor.

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND PROGRAM, WASHINGTON, D. C.
Position: Band Officer/Conductor. Auditions will be held March 12-13, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Qualifications: Possess a bachelor’s degree, preferably with a major in conducting, instrumental performance, or music education. A master’s degree in music is preferred, as the selection process is highly competitive. The typical past successful candidate has been an accomplished musician, well versed in band repertoire, possessing a master’s degree or doctorate in music and five years of conducting experience. Applicants must either be qualified to enter Officer Training School (OTS), be a member of AFROTC, or be a commissioned officer of the USAF on active duty. Civilian and enlisted applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 34, be a U.S. citizen, possess at least a bachelor’s degree, and be able to pass physical and written qualifying tests. Those tests can be arranged through a local Air Force recruiter and enlisted applicants arranged them through their local Military Personnel Flight. Applicants who meet the musical qualifications but do not meet these general, physical and written requirements cannot be qualified for commissioning. Once all audition packages are reviewed, those applicants with the strongest potential will be invited to the live audition in March. The USAF is wholeheartedly committed to reflecting the diversity of our great nation. Individuals from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to learn about the Air Force and seek positions in the band program. Deadline: Jan. 9, 2015. For more information, contact Major Michael J. Willen, U.S. Air Force Chief of Music, 1690 Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 20330-1690. Phone: 703- 693-2558; or contact by e-mail: <michael.j.willen.mil@mail.mil>.

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