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Los Angeles

10Aug

Meet Kathy Marshall, Our

Get to know our volunteers! What Virtual Program do you volunteer with? I volunteer for the City of Hope Virtual Program How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? I’ve been volunteering for almost 3 years – since October 2019 Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Guide What is your occupation outside of MOC?  I’m a product manager for a major bank Do you have any hidden talents? I can remember all sorts of random, mostly useless information! What is your story? What connects you with music and why do you volunteer with MOC? Music has been an integral part of my life ever since I can remember – whether it was listening to the radio, attending concerts, singing with a choir, or learning to play an […]

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27Oct

Meet Annie Schindel, Our

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? UCLA Mattel Children’s and UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? 5 years! Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Musician What is your favorite song to play for patients?  1. Because I mostly volunteer at the children’s hospital, most of my favorite songs to sing are Disney. Moana’s ‘How Far I’ll Go’ or Frozen’s ‘Let it Go’ are always hits. It’s really special to see a kid’s face light up and sing along because they recognize the song or just saw the movie. Plus, everyone loves a good Disney princess song. Have you ever been part of an impromptu jam session with patients or families in a hospital […]

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17Dec

Meet Bill Bartlett, Our F

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? Westwood VA How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? About 2 years Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Guide Do you have any hidden talents? Not really. My guitar playing should be hidden. What is your story? What connects you with music and why do you volunteer with MOC? Music has been part of my life since a baby, learning to love it from my dad. Volunteering with MOC takes my love of music to another level where I see its power and grace. What is your occupation outside of MOC? Real estate appraisal. Has your life changed because of your experience with MOC? I’m inspired by the Vets. Amazing people with their spirit […]

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10Sep

Meet Rick Jordan, Our Fea

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? I perform for patients in the Los Angeles Veterans Hospital and also at the City of Hope. How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? I have been with MOC for about a year. Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Musician What is your favorite song to play for patients? One of my favorite songs to play for the patients is My Girl Do you perform anywhere else besides with MOC? I also perform in several open mics in the Pasadena area. What is your occupation outside of MOC? I am a retired public school teacher and I now teach adult classes in building electric guitars Do you have any hidden talents? I can say […]

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04Mar

Register for the Worldwid

Take a swing at supporting the healing power of music and register for the inaugural Worldwide Radio Summit Charity Golf Tourney! The main event takes place on Wednesday, March 27 at the DeBell Golf Course in Burbank, California. All event proceeds will benefit Musicians On Call and Ria’s Rising Stars Foundation. The tournament is sponsored by RCS Sound Software and Futuri Media Topline. Registration and check-in begins at 8am PST and players will tee off at 10:30am PST. There will be giveaways throughout the day, and you won’t want to miss…the $1,000,000 Hole-in-One Challenge from Topline by Futuri! $1,000 Foursome, registration includes: two ​golf carts, ​lunches, swag ​bag, one (1) ​Mulligan ​Card ​& one (1) ​entry ​into ​all ​special ​event ​holes ​for ​each ​player. $250 Single Golfer, registration includes: golfer […]

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25Feb

Meet Daryl Ching, Our Fea

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? I live closest to City of Hope but I’ve been to both UCLA hospitals in Santa Monica. I also got to do a program in Las Vegas during the holidays. How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? Since October 2018. Are you a Volunteer Guide or Volunteer Musician? Musician What is your favorite song to play for patients? It depends on the audience but I would have to say “Singing in the Rain.” Have you ever been part of an impromptu jam session with patients or family in a hospital room? Yes. I love when that happens. On one occasion, the patient had some instruments setup in their room. They were able to pull up […]

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20Dec

The Greatest Showman Star

Patients in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville experience live performances of popular songs from blockbuster movie during special holiday programs through its Bedside Performance Program, Virtual Program and Music Pharmacy. Musicians On Call welcomed The Greatest Showman’s Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Keala Settle and Greg Wells to healthcare facilities in New York and Los Angeles to perform for patients as part of the organization’s The Greatest Showman Holiday Concert. Settle, who played “The Bearded Lady” Lettie Lutz in the film, performed her show-stopping rendition of the Oscar-nominated song “This Is Me” for patients at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital in L.A. Pasek and Paul, the award-winning and 2019 Grammy-nominated songwriters who wrote the entire soundtrack for the film, performed “The Greatest Show,” “A Million Dreams,” “Never Enough,” and “This is Me” […]

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15Nov

Meet Julie Mutnansky, Our

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? UCLA Santa Monica How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call?  Two years Are you a Volunteer Guide or Volunteer Musician? Guide What is your occupation outside of MOC? “Project Manager – GRAMMY Museum Foundation“ What is your story? What connects you with music and why do you volunteer with MOC? “I’ve been playing music my whole life, and work in the music business at the GRAMMY Museum Foundation. I specifically run programs for high school students, and I love being able to make a difference in their lives, and wanted to transfer that passion over to the hospitals.” What is your favorite #MOCmoment? “My favorite #MOCmoment has got to be the time we played for a patient who […]

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21Sep

Meet Jonathan Lorenzo, Ou

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? No, I volunteer at 4 different hospitals in the Los Angeles area How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call?  Since March 2018 Are you a Volunteer Guide or Volunteer Musician? Musician What is your favorite song to play for patients? “A Michael Jackson medley that I arranged. I find it bridges audiences of all ages and gets people smiling!” Have you ever been part of an impromptu jam session with patients or family in a hospital room?  “Absolutely! I’ve had patients sing along (sometimes better than me!) and have even been stopped by family members in the hall and asked to jam. We created quite the crowd and a bunch of people got involved. Music has a […]

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18Jun

Meet Daisy Perez, our fea

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? I volunteer at City of Hope How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? 3 Years Are you a Volunteer Guide or Volunteer Musician? Guide What is your occupation outside of MOC? I am currently a full time student at Cal State LA (but I will be graduating next month with my bachelors degree in Communications in Advertising/Public Relations). Do You Have Any Hidden Talents? I have been told I have many, but you have to get to know me pretty well to find out what they are. What is your story? What connects you with music and why do you volunteer with MOC? My connection to music is simply indescribable because there are no words that can really fully explain […]

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