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Also called: Gospel Singer, Singer, Singing Telegram Performer, Vocalist

Where in the Coast Guard? In the Coast Guard: LDO - Bandmaster; Premier Band; Regional Band

What they do:
Sing songs on stage, radio, television, or motion pictures.
On the job, you would:
  • Memorize musical selections and routines, or sing following printed text, musical notation, or customer instructions.
  • Sing as a soloist or as a member of a vocal group.
  • Perform before live audiences, or in television, radio, or movie productions.


Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture
  • sales and marketing
  • customer service


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions


  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say


People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Social Orientation
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation


You might use software like this on the job:

Music or sound editing software
  • Acoustica Mixcraft
  • Apple GarageBand
Computer based training software
  • Cantovation Sing & See
  • Singing Success
Desktop publishing software
  • Avid Technology Sibelius
  • MakeMusic Finale software


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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