Maria Kuge, an ensemble violinist, is a UF student who is currently working toward a combined bachelor’s degree in music with a Master of Arts degree in Arts in Medicine. She has been in the ensemble for two years and got involved while looking for ways to be active within Arts in Medicine
Linda Morris, M.S.N., R.N., NE-BC, a UF Health Shands Hospital SAGE registered nurse, was the program’s first “recruit.” Morris has been playing the cello with the ensemble since the beginning and says she likes performing with the group because it gives her the chance to make music for patients.
“The music we’re playing is fun and accessible to both ourselves and our audience,” Morris said. “I really enjoy playing with other employees, and I know there are many others in the organization who are musically gifted. I encourage them to check it out.”
Visit the UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine website at artsinmedicine.UFHealth.org for recruitment forms or contact Carytsas at email@example.com for more information.