"Where Music Meets Health"
Musicians With A Mission
To bring more of Pittsburgh's talented musicians into local healthcare settings.
To this end, “Musicians With A Mission” (MWAM):
Brings professional, personable, and service-minded musicians into Pittsburgh nursing and personal care homes.
Provides an online roster of musicians and their bios so that project activity directors have a greater breadth of musicians to choose from to perform for their residents.
Informs MWAM musicians of performance opportunities through regular e-mails listing requests from our healthcare partners.
Assists musicians in preparing programs that are meaningful and engaging for the elderly.
Devin Arrington, Violin, Founding Director
Devin Arrington has performed with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, and was Assistant Concertmaster of the Delhi Symphony. Other credits include performing with guitar legend Phil Keaggy and AGT finalist Jackie Evancho. In 2019, Devin was a winner in the Pittsburgh Concert Society Major Audition on solo violin. When not directing MWAM, Mr. Arrington instructs 25 violin students at his home studio in Pittsburgh, performs for weddings and events, and is a proud father.
Praise for Musicians With A Mission
“Yesterday’s performance by the two flutists was outstanding. The flutists performed with grace, passion and skill. Their explanation of the flute and flute music was intriguing and informative.
I hope the flutists will return for many future performances."
David H.-Resident at Juniper
"Musicians with a Mission has been a wonderful addition to our programming here at Canterbury Place. Thanks to them, we have been able to bring in professional musicians at affordable prices who provide a variety of music with a focus on instrumental and operatic programs. Whether it’s for 1:1 visits, small group, or large group performances, I can always count on Musicians with a
Mission to provide quality music that satisfies the distinguished tastes of my residents."
Katherine Anderson, Canterbury Place
“Boy what a TREAT it was to have Dennis here again! He blew our residents, visitors and staff away with his talent, and to have his sons come along to perform with him was so nice, too! He really did a SUPERB job making this presentation resident-friendly, not only with his warm personality, but with the use of the projector to allow residents to see the lyrics! FABULOUS PERFORMER!!!!!”
Sharon Helminiak, Juniper Village
“I just wanted to pass along a compliment. Your performance last month was great and one
resident commented that you were the best he had ever seen here. This resident passed away this week. I am so glad for the timing of your last show. Thanks again!"
Christa Magness, UPMC Heritage Place
“The report from my assistant Sandy is that Monique & David were FANTASTIC! She was extremely pleased, not only with their music, but the manner in which they presented their
program. She's encouraging me to have them come back, which of course, I will."
Mindy Cable, Reformed Presbyterian Home
Join with Us
For Our Musicians
Musicians with a Mission will coordinate the logistics between our local healthcare partners and the musician's schedule so all you need to do is show up and share your gift! There is no obligation to perform a certain number of services, just a willingness to be part of the team and participate at some level. Complete the following Application Form and someone will be in contact with you shortly.
Musicians with a Mission is pleased to offer all of its core musicians an honorarium for each performance in gratitude for their service and to encourage more live performances in healthcare settings. Become part of a growing number of musicians who are determined to share their musical gifts beyond the confines of concert halls!
For Our Activity Directors
We offer nursing and personal care homes a diverse roster of talented musicians who care for the
elderly and desire to share their time and talent with them. Those that are listed as healthcare partners have committed to receive musicians from our organization on at least a monthly basis and are given priority. To book a musician, please e-maill: firstname.lastname@example.org with at least two weeks notice
and arrangements will be made based on availability. You may request a specific musician(s) from our roster or allow us to make the recommendation. The first performance is on us!