Ansel loved delivering the healing power of music with MOC in Philadelphia and was sad to leave that behind when he moved to Boston…until now! As we began to pilot a Bedside Performance Program in Boston, Ansel was lucky enough to be the first volunteer in our new city! Check out what he had to say about his experience! I had the honor of being the first musician to kick-off the program which was launched at the VA Hospital in Roxbury. Given the trauma the veterans lived through, I was a bit uncertain whether a song might trigger a […]
If you believe in the healing power of music, you know each experience has a specific, special moment. A song that brings back a memory, a tempo that gets toes tapping, or a smile that becomes contagious and changes the mood in the room. Having played for half a million people, we know there are half a million stories like this to tell — so we want YOU to share yours!
As a part of our Half A Million Moments campaign, we’re collecting our favorite Moments from our volunteers. Check out some of our favorites!
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With two weekly programs at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), we have had our fair share of memorable moments. One story recently shared with us truly touched our hearts, with a few tears shed among team MOC. Colleen’s father was sent to HUP after multiple complications, including a second heart attack, kidney failure, intestinal faliure, and a blood clot in his foot (“The Doctors mentioned it may have needed to be amputated if it didn’t improve with medicine”). This came as a surprise to their entire family. He wasn’t feeling well in the day prior, but none of us […]
As a part of our efforts for delivering the healing power of music to children, Musicians On Call is proud to partner with Seacrest Studios in childrens hospitals across the country. Our volunteer will come into their in-facility studio, where the program is broadcasted throughout the hospital. Patients can call in, ask questions for the artist to answer, and even join in at the studio itself! Recently, volunteer musician Lea Kram joined in on a Seacrest Studios program at Children’s National Medical Center program in D.C. Morgan Hall, the studio manager at Children’s National, witnessed the program and saw how live music […]
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