In partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Office of Well-Being and Department of Service Excellence, the Music for a While program aims to create public access to music within the hospital environment to elevate mood and reduce anxiety among those who visit, work, and are cared for within the hospital through short, informal, and accessible programs. Music for a While offers musicians the opportunity to bring their artistry to the healthcare environment and develop the context-specific skillset needed to contribute to wellbeing and healing.
The virtual program is open to Peabody undergraduate and graduate students, as well as community musicians.
At this time, the onsite program is only open to Peabody faculty and undergraduate/graduate students. We regret that Peabody wind players and singers are not able to take part onsite at this time but are welcome to apply to participate in the virtual program. Musicians must be masked while playing and abide by all physical distancing, handwashing, and other Johns Hopkins Medicine infection control protocols.
Health screening, background check, orientation, and training are required to work with patients in a healthcare context, either in-person or remotely.
Additional requirements include:
Highly desirable skills include:
Participating students will be expected to complete all hospital onboarding, to attend Peabody musical training sessions and to perform onsite at the hospital on a weekly basis. MFAW performers receive $15/hour compensation.
Read the handbook to learn more and read about guidelines for musicians.
Deadline for fall applications will be announced.
For further information, please contact Carolyn Davies, Program Manager.