Submit your audio recording and documents

The first step in applying to be a military musician in the Regular Force is to submit your audio recording and supporting documents.

This requirement is for:

  • civilians applying to the Regular Force as a musician
  • Reg F applying to the Regular Force musician occupation
  • Res F applying to the Regular Force musician occupation

Preparing your submission

Your audio recording must show your current musical skill level and capabilities. The recording should include the following factors:

Audio recording repertoire

  • select and record mandatory selections as prescribed for each instrument
  • selections must be recorded in one take

Audio recording and technical requirements

  • your audio recording must be clearly audible and of good quality
  • to ensure your privacy, do not speak on the recording
  • submit the recording in compact disc format only, as we do not accept any other format at this time
  • your audio recording must be free of digital processing except for format processing

Documents to include with your submission

  • the recording is to be identified with your name, date and instrument including the track listing in order performed
  • complete résumé including musical education, work history and accomplishments
  • a signed letter of authenticity by a person of position such as a music teacher or musical director verifying that your audio recording is a true representation
  • if you already serve in the military provide an updated copy of your Military Personnel Record Resume
  • all documents should be mailed as paper copies along with your compact disc

Where to send your audio recording and documents

Music Branch Auditions Coordinator
Directorate of History and Heritage - Music
National Defence Headquarters
101 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa ON K1A 0K2

We will contact you with your results

The music selection board will assess your submission. When the assessment is completed, you will be informed whether or not you are selected to participate in a live audition.

Reserve Force (part-time) bands

For civilians and Reserve Force personnel, this submission requirement does not apply to you. Contact your local band for audition requirements and instructions.

Ask the music branch a question

Submit your audition questions by using our online form.

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