This week marks the launch of the Stanford Medicine Music Network, an online meeting place for musicians in the Stanford health-care community looking to share their love of music. An e-mail invitation went out yesterday from SMMN (pronounced "summon") co-founders, asking for musicians and music lovers to join in to build community and provide opportunities for other musicians to play and perform with them.
The goal of the network is for musicians to eventually perform in the surrounding communities, particularly in schools and nursing homes where music has been cut back or is not available. There's more about SMMN in this Inside Stanford Medicine story.
Jacqueline Genovese is assistant director of the Arts, Humanities, and Medicine Program within the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics.
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Photo of Lloyd Minor, MD, dean of the School of Medicine, by Mark Hanlon