MU is an occupational rating for musicians in the United States Navy. Navy musicians perform, rehearse, conduct, and arrange music.
Plan and provide performance production enhancement and support
Manage and support Navy bands, performing units, and production teams
Provide live music for ceremonial, public affairs, and entertainment missions
Compose, arrange, and transcribe music for all types of ensembles
Provide military musical support
Navy musicians possess musical skills in varying styles, including: Martial, Classical, Jazz.
Navy musicians perform for:
Americans at home
Sailors on deployment
Navy personnel and their families
The general public
Navy musicians are rarely deployed to active combat, but they may be deployed to conflict zones on some occasions. All Navy musicians are required to complete basic combat training.