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On Monday, April 4, The Nonprofit Times, the leading national business publication for nonprofit managers, announced the 2022 Best Nonprofits to Work For. Musicians On Call raised our position in our fourth consecutive year on the list, ranking third among the top 50 nonprofit organizations nationwide! The Nonprofit Times also spotlighted Musicians On Call in a special feature about this year’s list. “To be named the third best nonprofit to work for in the country is an incredible honor! I am deeply proud of our team for fostering a work environment where Musicians On Call continues to be recognized as a leading organization, not only for our work in delivering the healing power of music, but also for our company culture,” said Pete. “This distinction is a reflection of MOC’s […]

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NBC Nightly News: Kids Ed

NBC News’ Lester Holt spotlighted Musicians On Call’s mission delivering the healing power of music, particularly during the holiday season, on a recent episode of NBC Nightly News: Kids Edition. The feature showcased the number of talented MOC Volunteers and artist partners who have helped us bring joy through music into hospitals during the pandemic. Country music superstar Lauren Alaina also spoke about performing one of her favorite holiday songs for the Hope for the Holidays Presented by Citi virtual concert.

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Virtual Programs Recogniz

For the past five years, leading business media brand Fast Company has recognized products, concepts, companies, policies, and designs that are pursuing innovation for the good of society and the planet through its World Changing Ideas Awards. This year, the magazine’s editors and reporters could not ignore the profound impact MOC’s Virtual Bedside Performance Program has had on the patients and caregivers who experienced the joys of live music during the pandemic. For that reason, MOC’s virtual program was selected as a top 10 program among business organizations worldwide in the Enduring Impact: 15+ Years in Business category for the 2021 awards program. “At a time when the need for the relief of live music in hospitals was at its greatest, MOC was able to expand our virtual program and […]

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Musicians On Call Named N

On Monday, April 5, The Nonprofit Times, the leading national business publication for nonprofit managers, announced the 2021 Best Nonprofits to Work For. Musicians On Call was recognized among 50 national nonprofit organizations for the third consecutive year, ranking ninth among nonprofits nationwide! MOC was also the only nonprofit based in Tennessee to appear on the list. The Nonprofit Times also spotlighted Musicians On Call in a special feature about this year’s list. Check out both interviews with MOC’s President & CEO Pete Griffin about how important company culture is at Musicians On Call. “During a year when navigating the day-to-day work environment presented many new challenges, I am so proud of the Musicians On Call team for their commitment to helping one another thrive within the organization. At MOC […]

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Musicians On Call Welcome

Musicians On Call is pleased to welcome Charles Esten, Lori Feldman, Michelle Klinger, Jessica Lee, Lee Perlman, Dr. Todd Rubin and Cathy Sullivan to our National Board of Directors. They join an esteemed group of leaders in music, entertainment and healthcare to lead MOC’s growth and expansion efforts to reach more patients, family members and caregivers with the healing power of music. We are also thrilled to announce the election of Alissa Pollack as Vice Chair of the Board. Charles Esten is an American actor and singer/songwriter best known for his role as Deacon Claybourne on CMT’s NASHVILLE. His many additional television credits include his current role of Ward Cameron in the Netflix original series OUTER BANKS and recurring roles on such shows as BIG LOVE, THE OFFICE and ER. […]

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On December 16 we had the pleasure of chatting with pop music icon and dedicated Musicians On Call supporter Kelly Clarkson as she celebrated the holidays on The Kelly Clarkson Show. Joined by country music favorite Brett Eldredge, she spoke with Pete about all the ways Musicians On Call has delivered the healing power of music in hospitals during the pandemic. Pete also shared the exciting details about MOC’s Hope for the Holidays Presented by Citi virtual concert. We had a surprise of our own for Kelly as well, watch it below!

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Zoom Recognizes Musicians

During Zoom’s annual user conference Zoomtopia, the video conferencing giant recognized the creative and unique ways customers are using the platform through the 2020 Innovation Awards. Honorees were chosen for exemplifying innovation, inspiration and creativity in using Zoom solutions. Musicians On Call is thrilled to be recognized among the top 15 organizations in the world by receiving an honorable mention for our use of Zoom in our Virtual Bedside Performance Program! We are proud to be honored alongside other innovative companies and organizations including Kaiser Permanente, Children’s Cancer Research Fund and OneSchool Global to name a few. “With 300 million people using Zoom every day to conduct business and connect with loved ones, for Musicians On Call to be recognized as an innovator in the space is an incredible accomplishment […]

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Lukas Graham shares power

Eight-year-old Xavier is battling leukemia and turns to music for courage during his treatments. The song “Scars” by GRAMMY-nominated hitmaker Lukas Graham is one of his go-to anthems. “All of his songs bring joy to me,” said Xavier, “And they really have a good tone, and beat and pulse. I listen to them all the time, even in school.” Xavier’s mom reached out to Musicians On Call with his story and requested a surprise Virtual Program for Xavier with Lukas himself. When Xavier tuned in from his home in Las Vegas his mom told him he was performing for a singing competition. Xavier sang “Scars” for his family and Musicians On Call, unaware that Lukas was also on the call all the way in Denmark listening to him perform. Lukas […]

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Musicians On Call and Ken

Through our Virtual Bedside Performance Program, Musicians On Call continues to share the healing power of music with patients and caregivers in Children’s Hospitals during a time when the joy of music is needed the most. In recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve partnered with our friends at Kendra Scott through their philanthropic initiative Kendra Cares for Concert 4 Kids, a special concert experience exclusively for patients at 40 children’s hospitals nationwide during the month of September. With the help of Radio Disney artists like Zombies star Meg Donnelly, Shazam star Asher Angel, Austin and Ally star Laura Marano, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Cassadee Pope and Warner Music Nashville artist Gabby Barrett, patients enjoyed performances just for them! Sabrina Carpenter and Lindsey Stirling also joined in on the fun. Check out […]

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Musicians On Call And Hyu

Musicians On Call and Hyundai Hope On Wheels, a nonprofit committed to finding a cure for childhood cancer, are bringing smiles and welcome relief to patients and caregivers in children’s hospitals across the country with Healing Through Music. Through the series, called Musicians On Call & Hyundai Hope On Wheels present Healing Through Music, national recording artists are delivering the healing power of music to patients and caregivers with surprise, once-in-a-lifetime virtual performances. Some of music’s biggest artists volunteered with Musicians On Call and will be featured in the series, including Sia, Jason Derulo, Darius Rucker, JoJo, Lauren Alaina, Jon Pardi, Rachel Platten, Ally Brooke, Ingrid Michaelson, Fonseca and more. Over the next four weeks the series will surprise these brave individuals and teams with performances ranging from intimate one-on-one […]

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