Musicians On Call

WXPN Musicians On Call is a free community-outreach program* to deliver the healing power of music through live early-evening performances each Wednesday by volunteer musicians at the bedsides of Jefferson University Hospitals' patients, and through access to an in-house library of CDs for our patients' listening pleasure.

Jefferson University Hospitals are proud to partner with 88.5 WXPN, the listener-supported radio station of the University of Pennsylvania, in Musicians On Call.

Musicians On Call, a nonprofit organization formed in 1999 in New York City, uses music and entertainment to promote and complement the healing process for patients.

Volunteer musicians (made up of Jefferson employees and community members) participate in weekly "rounds" by giving free in-room performances, which may be requested by the patients themselves, family and friends, or upon recommendation by physicians, nurses, social workers or other clinicians.

Musicians include virtuoso acoustic guitarist David Falcone, singer-songwriters Matt Santry and Matt Duke, Karen and Amy Jones and rockers Showin' Tell, all of whom play area venues. Another is Jefferson nurse Mark Campiglia, who plays a wide range of styles on violin.

Here's how you can help Musicians On Call at Jefferson:

  • Donate used or new CDs or a personal CD player to our "CD Pharmacy" for our patients to enjoy.
  • Volunteer as a musician or guide by completing the online application at
  • Request a Wednesday night visit by a musician by calling 215-955-6222.

*Made possible by the generous support of WXPN Members and Business Sponsors TIAA-CREF and AstraZeneca.