Who are Sharing Notes musicians?


Our talented, caring volunteers come from all over the country to make a difference through sharing their music! Over 40 musicians join us each year with varying styles of music, instruments, and interests to make a special community of performers committed to serving others. Volunteers range from skilled amateurs to professional performers in some of the city's esteemed ensembles.


Are you a musician? Click one of the links below to get started or learn more about volunteering with Sharing Notes!


Why become a Sharing Notes musician?


  • Make a difference in the lives of hospital patients by giving them a much-needed distraction from hospital life

  • Participate in performance opportunities outside of the typical recital setting

  • Gain experience with valuable career skills such as public speaking, program planning, sight-reading, and audience engagement

  • Experience first-hand the beauty of connecting with people through sharing your gifts


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Susan Warner, Co-Assistant Principal Clarinetist of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra, shares a virtual bedside visit with Sharing Notes

"...the least I can do is share what I'm good at with these kids. I do this because seeing them happy makes me happy. A few minutes of song can really go a long way." - Max Vikhter, Pianist and Guitarist