Although hospital is an excellent place for medical treatment, loneliness and depression can accompany illness when a person stays for a long period of time, cut off from family and friends.
Musique & Santé was founded in 1998. It is a French not-for-profit organisation advocating and working for the development of live music in hospitals and institutions for disabled persons.
Through actions, training sessions, research, and mediation, Musique & Santé engages with everyone – whatever their age and culture.
Professional musicians work in healthcare units at the patients’ bedsides, in workshops, or organise ambulatory concerts. They mobilize and train the care and medical staff as well as the families. Their professionalism and their ability to improvise allow them to engage and interact closely with the patients.
Musique & Santé was commissioned by the French Ministry for Culture to develop projects at the national and European levels as well as a European inter-disciplinary resource centre on the theme of culture in hospitals.
Project coordinator of the European network "music in healthcare settings", our organisation carries out diverse projects that are supported by the European Commission.
Sarah Nemtanu, Steve Waring, Jean-Jacques Milteau, Dédé Saint-Prix, musicians, Pr. Marcel Rufo, paedo-psychiatrist, and Pr. Yannick Aujard, paediatrician, are patrons of our organisation.