This summer iHeartMedia and Ally hosted “iHeartRadio Concerts For The Community Presented By Ally” – a virtual concert series benefiting Musicians On Call. The three-part concert series featured performances by Andy Grammer, Aloe Blacc and Julia Michaels. As part of the series, each artist surprised caregivers around the country with a virtual meet & greet and performance as a token of appreciation for their work on the frontlines. In addition to the virtual performances, iHeartMedia and Ally helped bring the gift of music to dedicated healthcare heroes who have been staffing hospitals nationwide during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the program, Ally committed to fund the delivery of up to 5,000 virtual eCards to frontline workers nationwide. Each card […]
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 performances 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
Throughout the Musicians On Call & Hyundai Hope On Wheels Present Healing Through Music series, we surprised patients and caregivers in children’s hospitals across the nation with once-in-a-lifetime virtual performances from celebrity artists. We delivered the healing power of music to over 4,400 people! Here’s a recap of some of our favorite moments: Jason Derulo gets a dance party started with Rainey, a heart transplant patient Rainey has listened to Jason Derulo’s music for over a decade and she got to sing along with him and learn about his favorite Marvel movie, while she awaits a heart transplant. Sia surprises Tucker on his last day of cancer treatment On his last day of cancer treatment Tucker rang the bell […]
Musicians On Call And Hyundai Hope On Wheels Bring Award-Winning Recording Artists To Share Healing Through Music In Chi
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 […]
Darius Rucker Helps Announce “Musicians On Call and Hyundai Hope On Wheels Present Healing Through Music” on
Darius Rucker, a long-time friend of Musicians On Call, joined Dylan Dreyer, Craig Melvin, Sheinelle Jones and Al Roker on TODAY to announce Musicians On Call’s new series with Hyundai Hope On Wheels, “Healing Through Music.” This new initiative brings surprise, once-in-a-lifetime virtual performances to caregivers and patients in the hospital. Some of music’s biggest artists volunteered with Musicians On Call and will be featured in the series, including Darius, Sia, Jason Derulo, JoJo, Lauren Alaina, Jon Pardi, Rachel Platten, Ally Brooke, Ingrid Michaelson, Fonseca and more. You can watch the segment below! Darius’ Healing Through Music performance is live now on Musicians On Call and Hyundai Hope On Wheels‘ Facebook Pages! You can also learn more about Healing Through […]