Work with us

We’re not looking for any new musicians to join us right now.

Covid-19 has had a huge impact on live music, but we’re slowly getting back to sharing the healing power of live music across the UK. So please keep an eye on this page for updates – we’ll post here and on our Facebook page when we’re auditioning for new musicians.

 

Are you a professional musician and good with people? Do you have experience in health and social care or community music?

You could help bring the benefits of live music to people who may not otherwise get to experience it. This includes those living with dementia, who have mental health problems, or who are seriously ill.

Around 350 musicians work with us, sharing specially-created live music experiences all over the UK. They come from all sorts of musical backgrounds, including folk, classical, opera, jazz, swing, musical theatre and world music.

Our dedicated team audition all our musicians to make sure they’re the very best people for the role We only choose professional musicians with that special blend of musical talent, sensitivity and people skills. They know how to read a room and adapt to individual needs.

We’re particularly looking for soloists, duos, trios and quartets, playing acoustic music in a broad range of styles which reflect the diversity of the cultures and communities we work with. It’s rare we can work with groups larger than a quartet.

Sharing live music is probably one of the best experiences you can have in life. And sharing live music with Music in Hospitals & Care has been the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. It’s such a two-way thing. It gives me nourishment.”
Charlie Gorman, Music in Hospitals & Care musician

Hear from some of our musicians about their experiences.

If you think you have what it takes and would like to know more about working with Music in Hospitals & Care, please get in touch: hello@mihc.org.uk.

How do you become a Music in Hospitals & Care musician?

When you get in touch, we’ll ask you to fill in an application form. If you’re successful, we’ll invite you to an audition and send you all the details.

You’ll need to prepare 20 minutes of music that highlights your repertoire, as well as your communication and musical skills. We encourage you to memorise your audition pieces and avoid backing tracks. Often, we ask our health and care partners and people receiving treatment and care to join us for auditions, so they can share their expertise. Auditions sometimes take place in care homes, hospitals or other health and social care environments.

 

  • One gentleman's eyes were brimming with emotion and I could really see how much every note and word meant to him - it was wonderful to be a part of and to witness.
    Alex Baer, MiHC Soprano

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