Below is a list of the four courses of instruction taught at the Naval School of Music along with a short description.
Basic Musicians Course - entry level course for Marine musicians who have just completed Recruit Training and Marine Combat Training
Unit Leader Course - intermediate level course for Marine musicians who are sergeants or staff sergeants; required to hold a billet (Drum Major, Enlisted Conductor, Small Ensemble Leader)
Senior Musicians Course - advanced level course for Marine musicians who are staff sergeants or gunnery sergeants
Sound Reinforcement Course - open to all Marine musicians upon completion of the Basic Musicians Course