performing for Music in Hospitals


The success of Music in Hospitals concerts is largely thanks to our talented professional musicians, who have been chosen by audition for their high standard of musicianship, communication skills and breadth of repertoire. Along with their sensitive approach and understanding of each healthcare environment, this contributes to a warm and relaxed concert atmosphere.

Our musicians leave a little ray of sunshine wherever they perform.

application process

Music in Hospitals looks for professional musicians who are able to communicate the joy and therapeutic benefits of live music to audiences of all ages in healthcare settings.

We work with skilled musicians from a variety of musical cultures that are able to provide engaging repertoires to suit the wide ranging musical tastes of our audiences.

These concerts can be both challenging and rewarding. Most take place across the UK and are generally held in the daytime. Wherever possible we match musicians to local venues, occasionally we ask artists to travel further afield or to go on tours.

Please click here for an application form.

We are currently looking to engage:

  • Welsh-speaking musicians

If you are a musician based in the North of England or Wales please apply to the relevant offices and do keep checking our page for updates.

new mentoring scheme

Music in Hospitals  is looking to recruit professional musicians in the North East to increase its available pool of performers for work in this region.

A new mentoring programme has been set up to help 10 established musicians or ensembles develop their skills in working with audiences in these settings.  Audiences will  range from children to older people facing a range of health issues that prevent them from accessing the joy of live music in other ways.

New musicians to the scheme will work alongside some of Music in Hospitals experienced musicians who will provide mentoring support.

This is a real professional development opportunity to gain deeper skills in interacting with audiences.

The opportunity is open to soloists, duos and trios across a broad range of genres, singing or playing acoustic instruments suitable for an indoor setting.

Musicians accepted onto the scheme will be expected to demonstrate commitment to the process and attend 5 training sessions over a period of one year. All training will take place in health care venues in Newcastle upon Tyne. This project is funded by Newcastle Culture Investment Fund at the Community Foundation and Arts Council England.

For full details, please contact Chris Pentney, Project Coordinator North East

The first round of selection will be through online submissions. A number of musicians will then be invited to a live audition.

Closing date for submissions Tuesday 31 May 2016.

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