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28Oct

Musicians On Call &

Since opening in Nashville, Tennessee in 2021, the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) has been educating visitors on the significant impact of African Americans on music and American culture. The only museum of its kind, NMAAM features more than 50 genres and subgenres that were created or influenced by African American musicians, artists and performers. Musicians On Call is honored to partner with NMAAM on a special virtual program series, introducing their interactive educational programming to patients, families and caregivers across the country. Each quarter, we are featuring NMAAM’s From Nothing to Something (FN2S) workshop during our ongoing virtual programs. Audiences learn about the innovative methods and materials early African Americans used to create music. Spotlighting instruments like the spoons, banjo, harmonica and rhythm and drums, these sessions […]

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17Oct

Music Hits the Right Note

Music has an unparalleled ability to transport us to another time in our lives. Memories and experiences flood our minds at the sound of a few familiar notes. This proves to be especially important for people living with Dementia. Research published by the University of Utah showed that people living with Dementia would sometimes find themselves in a world that’s unfamiliar to them, which can lead to much disorientation and anxiety. But when these individuals are exposed to a meaningful song, it can stimulate areas of the brain that are not functioning fully due to their condition.   “When you have that dissociation between where you’re sitting today and where you think you should be, that creates anxiety because you can’t reconcile the two,” says Kevin Jameson, Founder of the […]

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03Aug

Musicians On Call Hoists

WWE selected Musicians On Call as a Community Champion for its SummerSlam event in Nashville on July 30! In partnership with Pure Life, WWE made a financial donation to our mission in honor of the impact MOC has throughout Middle Tennessee. This recognition was spotlighted during the global broadcast of WWE’s second-largest show of the year. As part of the SummerSlam Community Champion Showcase, we also received our very own custom replica WWE Title, presented to us by WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil. Check out MOC’s own Lindsay Solomon and Torianne Valdez in the official photos from the special event.

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02Aug

Musicians On Call Announc

Musicians On Call (MOC) is proud to announce the promotion of one and the addition of six team members to departments across our organization! Mandy Mullins is promoted to Senior Manager of Fundraising. The new hires include Jaede Brereton as People Operations Manager, Peyton Burnstead as Fundraising Coordinator, Audrey Jadwisiak as Program Coordinator, Ayleen Bueno as Program Coordinator, and Alli Prestby as Creative Coordinator. “The demand for Musicians On Call’s programs that deliver the healing power of music in hospitals continues to grow at record speed. Recognizing Mandy’s great work, along with adding six new talented individuals to our team, will allow MOC to work more expeditiously to meet the increasing demand for our programs across the country,” said MOC President & CEO Pete Griffin. “We look forward to seeing […]

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09Jun

Musicians On Call’s Vir

In honor of famed guitarist, songwriter and inventor Les Paul’s birthday on June 9, Musicians On Call hosted a special virtual program for pediatric hospitals. Patients at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and St. Louis Children’s Hospital tuned in to see Volunteer Musicians Ken Knowlton, Sam Hatmaker and Stephanie Jacques share stories of Les Paul’s life and perform the music he created and influenced. Along with his performances of “Twist and Shout,” made famous by The Beatles, and Frank Sinatra’s “The Way You Look Tonight,” Ken told the story of the day he was lucky enough to meet Les Paul. It happened 20 years ago, when Ken went to see Les at his residency at a jazz club in Times […]

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11May

Alissa Pollack Named Chai

Musicians On Call is proud to announce the appointment of iHeartMedia Executive Vice President of Global Music Marketing Alissa Pollack as Chair of its National Board of Directors. Outgoing Chair Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Chairman and CEO Mitch Glazier moves to the role of Chair Emeritus. Additional Board appointments include Philanthropist Michelle Frohlich-Klinger as Secretary and Baker Sullivan Hoover PLC Managing Partner Cathy Sullivan CPA, CFP, PFS as Treasurer. MOC also announces the re-election of Mack Real Estate Group Co-Founder Stephen Mack and 25-year music veteran Rome Thomas to the Board, the addition of its newest member SCS Innovations, LLC President Sara Star, and remembers the dedication of former Board member Kevin O’Toole. “We could not be more excited for the future of Musicians On Call under the […]

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02May

Tiktok Star Jax Joins Mus

Prom season is a time for teens to make lifelong memories picking out their favorite dress or tuxedo, dancing the night away and capturing many special moments with their friends. Musicians On Call (MOC) is helping pediatric patients make joyful memories of their own through the Musicians On Call Prom Presented by Men’s Wearhouse. MOC partnered with national brands and popular recording artists to create an unforgettable Prom experience exclusively for children’s hospitals nationwide. TikTok star and 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards TikTok Songwriter of the Year Jax, dressed in trendy Prom styles from Men’s Wearhouse, hosts the Prom virtual concert, which includes performances, well wishes and Prom stories from Dixie D’Amelio, Joshua Bassett, Laura Marano, Mckenna Grace, Tate McRae, Lennon Stella, GAYLE, Lawrence, Lily Rose, Forest Blakk, Temecula Road, Caleb […]

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11Apr

Musicians On Call Named t

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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04Apr

Garth Brooks Joins Musici

In 1999, an idea to bring the healing power of music directly into the rooms of hospital patients turned into Musicians On Call (MOC). MOC is now celebrating the milestone of reaching one million people nationwide through our programs including the Bedside Performance Program, Virtual Bedside Performance Program and Music Pharmacy. In honor of this celebration, we teamed up with Garth Brooks to perform virtually for MOC’s one-millionth person, a patient at Staten Island University Hospital. Marianna Mishik, an 87-year-old Staten Island native who was recovering from a fall injury, was MOC’s one millionth patient. As a lifelong country music fan, Mishik and Brooks bonded over their military ties, classic country favorites and their mutual love of the genre. Mishik and her daughter were then treated to a personal serenade […]

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14Feb

Katy Perry Joins Musician

In appreciation of the unrelenting commitment hospital workers continue to show their communities, Musicians On Call (MOC) teamed up with world-renowned recording artists and brands to show love in hospitals this Valentine’s Day through the Frontline Valentines campaign. Katy Perry joined MOC to show her appreciation through a personal greeting and unforgettable surprise for some lucky caregivers at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center in Las Vegas. She invited them to attend her “Katy Perry: Play” Las Vegas residency! The caregivers will also enjoy a styling session at the local store of national jewelry brand Kendra Scott. Kendra Scott also provided 100 jewelry pieces for staff at Sunrise Hospital as part of the campaign as well. Watch Katy share the big surprise! MOC also shared virtual live music performances and surprise […]

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