Delivering the Healing Power of Music
Drawing on WXPN’s strong relationship with the local music community, and in partnership with the nation’s leading provider of live music in hospitals, WXPN Musicians On Call volunteers have performed for more than 145,000 individuals in healthcare facilities throughout the Delaware Valley since 2004.
It’s no secret that music can help you feel better.
That’s why Musicians On Call brings music to the people who need it most – hospital patients.
Here’s what we offer:
At each MOC Bedside program, a Volunteer Musician is escorted room to room in a healthcare facility by a Volunteer Guide or a hospital staff member to perform at the bedsides of patients. These one-on-one interactions between musician and patient have the powerful effect of restoring the happiness that often fades away in healthcare facilities.
The MOC Virtual Program delivers music to patients of all demographics, caregivers, and those in need of a moment of relief through 1-to-1 interactive performances and hospital-wide concerts through closed circuit TV (CCTV) or personal / hospital- provided devices. Programs are available with Spanish-speaking Volunteer Guides.
MOC Streaming provides patients music streaming access right at their bedside. These “Music Pharmacies” offered to hospitals act as a musical distraction and elevate the patient’s experience during their stay.
Our Songwriting program educates patients on the process of writing and recording an original song as an outlet to channel emotions from the hospital experience. Patients work with an experienced singer/songwriter to learn and participate in the songwriting process.
For more than two decades MOC has seen the undeniable physical, mental and emotional benefits of music on hospital patients. There are also numerous clinical studies that support the impact of our programs. See the research.