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Music for the Soul

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Allegheny General Hospital

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'Music for the Soul’ is a wonderful opportunity for musicians/students to share their musical talents and enhance the patient experience by playing soothing music for the patients and visitors in our hospital lobby. Our goal is to provide soft instrumental music and to create a warm and relaxing environment for patients who are waiting for testing or to be admitted. Both an electronic keyboard and baby grand piano are available at the hospital. Musicians may also play at the patient's bedside which helps improve mood and decreases stress levels.

Qualifications/Skills Needed:

  • Volunteer must be fluent in his/her instrument of choice and able to play in front of a small crowd of people or 1:1.
  • An audition is required to start this position. It can be conducted in the Volunteer Resources Department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Able to play instrument for 1-3 hours with short breaks if needed.
  • Have good people skills and talk to patrons and patients

List of Preferred Instruments:

  • Violin
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Keyboard/piano
  • Viola
  • Harp
  • Cello

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About Allegheny General Hospital


320 E. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, US

Mission Statement

Allegheny Health Network is a team of care givers committed to improving health and promoting wellness in our communities, one person at a time. We pledge to consistently deliver safe, compassionate quality healthcare by treating the whole person - body, mind and spirit. Motto ~ "Caring People Caring for You"


Allegheny General Hospital is a 576-bed academic medical center serving Pittsburgh and the surrounding five-state area and the flagship of the Allegheny Health Network.

Founded in 1885 on Pittsburgh's historic North Side, the hospital has earned an international reputation for excellence and innovation in the care of patients, medical education and research. Allegheny General has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report magazine as one of "America's Best Hospitals" for nine clinical specialties. The hospital has also been lauded as one of America's top 25 medical centers by the AARP's Modern Maturity magazine.

As an academic medical center, Allegheny General Hospital trains tomorrow's healthcare practitioners using the most innovative and cutting-edge technology. Volunteering at Allegheny General Hospital enriches and supports the hospital, and it can also enrich your own life by making you a part of this high-energy, multidisciplinary organization.

Allegheny General Hospital offers a flexible volunteer program designed to accommodate the schedules and abilities of individuals age 16 and older! The Volunteer Resources Department blends your individual talents with the needs of both the patient and the hospital in more than 75 areas throughout our facility, creating a customized volunteer experience to match your personal interests.

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Allegheny General Hospital320 E. North AvenuePittsburgh, PA 15212



  • Music Therapy
  • Orchestration
  • Wind Instrument
  • Keyboard Instrument
  • Music Arts
  • String Instrument




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Weekly or monthly

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