Peabody’s Sound Rounds program brings trained musicians to patients’ bedsides to provide comfort and companionship through music. The Sound Rounds program began as a partnership in 2018 between the Peabody Institute and the Johns Hopkins Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Councils. Since then, Sound Rounds musicians have worked bedside at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in East Baltimore.
Bedside musical services are delivered through in-person visits on hospital units and impromptu performances in hallways and waiting areas. Additionally, Sound Rounds musicians connect remotely with patients (via Zoom or other technology) according to patient/family preference or when required due to changes in hospital visitation policies.
The Peabody Institute currently seeks Maryland-based musicians working in diverse genres to join Sound Rounds. Hospital orientation, training and compliance with all hospital policies including masking and vaccination requirements are required to work with patients in a healthcare context.
Additional requirements include:
In addition, skills in improvisation, songwriting, collaborative composition, and/or other art forms are highly desirable.
Applications are currently closed. For more information about the program, please contact the Arts in Health Program Manager.