Harmony & Healing Basics for Artists
What Is Harmony & Healing? (Watch this Video Artists!)
Basic Information for Participating Artists
Harmony & Healing is an organization committed to harnessing the transformative power of music to uplift the spirits of patients and their families during challenging times. Our participating artists are at the heart of this mission, creating moments of joy, comfort, and connection through their virtual musical performances.
How Artists Can Apply to Participate
We warmly invite talented and compassionate artists who resonate with our vision to become part of our healing community. To apply, please complete our Artist Application form.
Simply provide us with a detailed account of your musical background, style, and your interest in participating. Our dedicated team will review your application and reach out for further discussions and steps.
Our selection of participating artists is guided by:
- Ability to follow direction
- Musical talent
- A genuine desire to make a difference
- The ability to engage with patients in a considerate and supportive manner.
- Public image & web presence – you must maintain a personal artist website
We value artists who display empathy, understanding, and a strong commitment to our mission of promoting harmony and healing through music. Participating Artists must also be active on social media and have a personal website.
Artists are also required to create a “sampler video” in their home studio of approximately 1-2 minutes, demonstrating their talents. Below is a perfect example from H&H Participating Artists, Jill Marie Burke and Tim Kleiman.
Conducting Musical Zoom Visits
Once on board, you will be scheduled to deliver virtual performances via Zoom for our patients. We’ll equip you with essential information about the patient and any specific requests they might have. During your performance, we encourage you to interact with patients by taking song requests, sharing musical stories or experiences.
At minimum, to ensure a seamless virtual performance, artists will need:
- A stable internet connection
- Access to the Zoom platform
- A professional quality microphone
- A professional quality mixer.
It’s easy to check the results; simply ask a friend to view/listen to a Zoom session.
Further technical requirements, if any, will be communicated during the onboarding process.
Training and Support
Harmony & Healing is dedicated to providing our artists with the necessary support and resources. This includes training sessions to prepare you for your virtual performances and access to a supportive artist community. We’re here to help you every step of the way.
A typical virtual musical visit runs approximately 30-45 minutes. It can go longer if the Artist wishes.
We understand that our artists have varying schedules. However, we do ask for some regular availability, typically weekday afternoons. You may perform once per quarter, once a month, or more often. Typically our Participating Artists can expect to perform several times per year, depending on the number of requests and genre of music requested by our patients.
Specifics of this will be discussed during the onboarding process and prior to each musical visit.
Code of Ethics and Professionalism
As a representative of Harmony & Healing, we expect all artists to uphold a high standard of professionalism and ethical conduct. This encompasses respecting the privacy and dignity of our patients, adhering to our guidelines for suitable content and interaction, and punctuality for scheduled performances.
What Are You Waiting For?
Together, we can make a profound difference in people’s lives through the universal language of music. If you’re ready to use your musical talents to enhance someone’s life journey, we look forward to welcoming you as a Harmony & Healing participating artist.
Founded in January, 2019, Harmony & Healing is a hospital and healthcare facility music charity, and an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization, founded by San Ramon resident and former BOSTON band member, David Victor.
Our EIN is 83-3162389 and our mailing address is:
HARMONY & HEALING
11040 Bollinger Canyon Road Suite E-938
San Ramon, CA 94582