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 Sound Rounds program is part of Peabody’s growing portfolio of Arts in Health initiatives, which includes community-based learning opportunities for Conservatory students in hospitals and retirement communities, as well as community Arts for Health and Well-Being programs anchored in the Preparatory’s Peabody Prescribe department.
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 being accepted on Interfolio. Applications received before December 1 will be given preference, but position remains open until filled.