Musicians On Call is honored to highlight the valuable efforts and critical contributions of these foundations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their support of MOC programming is providing a vital line of funding to ensure that music does not disappear for those patients, family members, and caregivers on the frontlines in hospitals across the US. Les Paul Foundation The Les Paul Foundation is providing an instrumental source of support for MOC’s COVID-19 response through a national Virtual Bedside Performance Program partnership. This partnership is enabling MOC to open virtual doors and reach patients, caregivers and healthcare staff in 8 US states with recurring live music performances amongst the challenges and weight of pandemic hospitalization. Using livestream technology, closed circuit TV systems, […]
EXPANDING PROGRAMS TO DELIVER THE HEALING POWER OF MUSIC
Musicians On Call has a vision of a world filled with the healing power of music. This vision is more critical now than ever.
Through the expansion of our Virtual Bedside Performance Program and Music Pharmacy in 2020, Musicians On Call (MOC) delivered music to more than 150,000 people virtually, the most in a single year in our history. There is still a critical need for the joys of live music in hospitals as pandemic visitor restrictions remain in place. This year, MOC continues to expand our virtual programs with a goal of reaching one million people throughout our 22-year history. MOC has an opportunity to be truly “on call” and will transform how the healing power of music is used to improve the patient and human experience.
Virtual Bedside Performance Program
Musicians On Call’s Virtual Bedside Performance Program brings Volunteers Guides and Volunteer Musicians directly to pediatric and adult patients, caregivers, and those in need of remote, live music through 1×1 intimate performances and hospital-wide concerts. By utilizing video conferencing technology, Volunteer Guides host a live performance from a Volunteer Musician. Because of this unique set up, volunteers and those dialing in can be located all over the country and multiple hospitals can join at once.
Musicians On Call currently has 30 programs a month, and more than 150,000 people have received the healing power of music virtually.
Musicians On Call’s Music Pharmacy gives patients innovative technology to access the healing power of music at their bedside, including tablets equipped with streaming music and noise cancelling headphones. Each Music Pharmacy hospital recipient will receive three tablets programmed with Amazon Music streaming services and Bose noise canceling headphones. In addition, they include custom curated playlists featuring music that promotes positivity and healing for the hospital environment. Each Music Pharmacy is provided to hospitals completely set up, and ready for patient use.
There are hospitals in all 50 states that share Music Pharmacies with their patients.
In 2020, Musicians On Call released the #MOCHeals Playlist, a compilation of music videos recorded by MOC volunteers with patients in mind. This playlist is shared with hospital partners to offer to their patients and can be viewed on YouTube by anyone in need of a pick-me-up.
Check out some of our volunteers below or view the playlist in its entirety on Musicians On Call’s YouTube channel.
Latest COVID-19 News
Enjoy a night of hits at Nashville’s historic Bluebird Cafe from the comfort of your own home! Musicians On Call is teaming up with hit songwriters Ray Fulcher (Luke Combs’ “When It Rains It Pours”), Matt Stell (#1 hit “Prayed For You”) and Jameson Rodgers (#1 debut hit “Some Girls”) on Sunday, March 21 at 7:30pm CT for an exclusive livestream event, On Call at The Bluebird Cafe presented by The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA). In addition to tickets available to the public, we will have healthcare workers from MOC’s hospital partners across the country tuning in as a special thank you for all they continue to do for their communities. In keeping with The Bluebird’s tradition of providing […]
Artist and Brand Partners Join Musicians On Call in Sharing Love with Hospital Caregivers for Valentine’s Day
Musicians On Call partnered with country and pop music favorites including Adam Hambrick, Andrew Jannakos, Catie Offerman, Jamie O’Neal, Jillian Jacqueline, Jon Pardi, Laci Kaye Booth, Leigh Nash, Mitchell Tenpenny, Tyler Booth, Jameson Rodgers, Drew Green, Jaden Hamilton, Joey Hendricks, Chris Bandi, Elle Winter, Bobby Rush, Dom Flemons, Taryn Pap, Tenille Townes and more to send extra love and thanks to frontline caregivers in hospitals across the country for Valentine’s Day. As part of the Frontline Valentines initiative, these artists recorded dedications especially for healthcare workers to say thank you for their continued sacrifices during the pandemic. Townes and Jacqueline also performed virtually for hospital workers at Children’s Health in Dallas and Alive Hospice in Nashville respectively. The performances were […]
Post Malone and Crocs Partner with Musicians On Call to Celebrate Frontline Hospital Workers Nationwide with Gift of 10,
Musicians On Call teamed up with GRAMMY nominated artist Post Malone and footwear brand Crocs to distribute a free pair of the Post Malone x Crocs Duet Max Clog II to staff at MOC’s partner hospitals across the country. The donations impacted the frontline caregivers, housekeeping staff and other healthcare workers who care for patients in various units including COVID, cardiac, oncology, ICU, surgical care, pediatrics, hospice and many more. This gift was made in gratitude of and support for their tireless efforts in battling this pandemic. “The stress of the pandemic on staff in all areas of the hospital has been unrelenting and we have been doing what we can to continue bringing them the joy of live music. […]