Case for Giving
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The Northwestern Medical Orchestra (NMO) serves to enrich the Northwestern medical community by engaging members and audiences in live music experience. NMO is a unique environment where medical students, alumni, faculty, and staff convene to play together in a joint creative effort. Through open rehearsals, orchestral concerts at multiple venues, and a variety of intimate chamber music settings, NMO is committed to sharing musical performances, including their therapeutic benefits, with patients and their loved ones, community residents, and all members of the Northwestern medical community.
Unlike many orchestras, a core element of NMO's mission is promoting the therapeutic benefits of music within the Northwestern medical community:
- Our musicians are active medical professionals united in their devotion towards helping people live healthier lives.
- We believe that music plays a key role in overall well-being; that belief is reflected in our actions.
- We hold weekly open rehearsals at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, the country's #1 rehabilitation hospital.
- Performing with NMO gives our musicians an outlet to decompress while sharing the healing benefits of music with patients and their loved ones
Help us Spread the Therapeutic Benefits of Music
To continue our important mission, we invite you to join NMO in spreading the joy and therapeutic benefits of music by giving a tax-deductible donation.
100% of your gift will be used towards essential equipment for our 100% volunteer-based orchestra:
- Sheet music
- Music stands
- Sound equipment
"I am a full-time working psychiatrist and I've found the "cure" for burnout by playing with the talented and brilliant musicians of the Northwestern Medical Orchestra."
-Gilla Davis '72, '75 MD and Donor, NMO Horn Section
"Making time for music, something which is relaxing and with which many of us find meaning, can be a very positive influence on our lives."
-Michael Wang, MD Candidate, NMO Co-Founder
"There is hardly anything more rewarding than when you witness the feeling of joy from our audience and musicians at every one of our rehearsals and concerts. NMO is a uniquely meaningful ensemble with a fantastic vision pioneered by medical students who wanted to make an impact on the lives of the Northwestern Medical community. They showed, through a memorable first season, a strong desire to share music and improve the lives of everyone that hears us. Never in my life have I had the privilege of leading a group of musicians like this. On behalf of NMO, thank you for joining us on our mission."
-Taichi Fukumura, DMA Candidate, Artistic Director & Principal Conductor
Social Media and News
The Daily Northwestern: First-year Feinberg students launch Northwestern Medical Orchestra as downtown instrumental music outlet | May 2, 2018
Feinberg News: Students Launch Northwestern Medical Orchestra | March 18, 2018