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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, Alli Prestby as Creative Coordinator and Maddie Williams as Executive Assistant. “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. […]

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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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18Jan

Musicians On Call Promote

Musicians On Call (MOC) proudly announces the promotions of five team members as we plan to bring on additional roles to meet the increased demand for our programs in hospitals across the country. Promotions include Nicole Rivera to Senior Director of Programs, Sara Kolodziejczak to Senior Director of Fundraising, Janine Garcia to Director of Technology, Lindsay Solomon to Senior Marketing Manager and Tarah Duarte to Partnerships Manager. MOC’s openings include positions in the fundraising and marketing departments and organizational operations. “Over the past few years, Musicians On Call has experienced growth across every sector of our business, even with the challenges we have all faced during the pandemic. This wouldn’t be possible without our passionate volunteers, our best-in-class Board of Directors, our generous partners and supporters, and, of course, our […]

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14Jan

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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