Stanford Medicine Music

There has long been a vibrant relationship between medicine and music. Music has been called "medicine for the brain,” and provides a direct human connection among performers and listeners. Many caregivers and patients use and play music for its soothing and restorative power. The Stanford healthcare community has innumerable musicians among its faculty, students, staff, and alumni. 

Following the success of the Stuck@Home Concert series,  which served to unite our community during the difficult and uncertain time of the COVID19 pandemic, the School of Medicine is pleased to launch the 2022 innagural season of its own chorus and orchestra led by  Minseung Choi and Terrance Yan, respectively. The Chorus and Orchestra are comprised of students, faculty and staff from the School of Medicine and Stanford Hospitals.

We invite musicians of all abilities to join this effort. To get involved, sign-up for the appropriate mailing list. 



In 2014, to support the development of a vibrant music community at Stanford Medicine, we launched the Stanford Medicine Music Network (SMMN, pronounced summon) through Stanford's Medicine & the Muse Program. SMMN has become an enthusiastic network of musicians and music lovers who come together to share music with each other and the wider Stanford community.

The SMMN provides a place for musicians in the Stanford healthcare community looking to share their love of music. As we grow, we hope to organize concerts and events to honor and support healthy communities, connecting Stanford Medicine to the Bay Area and beyond through music. We look forward to hearing you play!

For more information on the Stanford Medicine Music Network, please contact Jacqueline Genovese.

School of Medicine Chorus Director Minseung Choi leads a rehersal outside of LKSC, 2022.

The Stanford Medicine Music Network held its inaugural concert on Dec. 3, 2014. To view the concert, click here

Stanford medical students hosted two open mic nights in LKSC in Fall 2016 (organized by medical students Sheun Aluko and Ryan Brewster).

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02/13/17, Scope
--Stanford Medicine’s Open Mic: Using music and art to express the human connection
This post by Jacqueline Genovese highlights Stanford School of Medicine’s second Open Mic night that took place earlier this month. Matias Bruzoni, assistant professor of surgery; Shay Aluko, second-year medical student; Kathryn Wu, MD-PhD student; Ryan Brewster, first-year medical student; Andrea Garofalo, first-year medical student; and Jacob Blythe, second-year medical student, are referenced here.

Stanford Medicine Orchestra Concert 
April 8, 2023 | 6:30PM

Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive 

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Stanford Medicine Chorus
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Stanford Medicine Orchestra
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