JoyRx Music®, our flagship program, draws on the universal appeal of music to buoy spirits and energize, enabling young patients to feel Joy during the stressful and painful experiences related to extended hospitalizations and treatments for life-threatening illness.

Supporting Central Texas Kids and Families

Since 1995, JoyRx Music has created Joyful music experiences for nearly 100,000 seriously ill kids nationally. In 2018, JoyRx Music began service at St. David’s Children’s Hospital, filling a critical gap in arts and music program services for hospitalized kids and their families. The program has since expanded to Dell Children’s Comprehensive Care Clinic and Blood and Cancer Center, with additional Central Texas expansion planned. 

What We Do

Typically, JoyRx engages local volunteer musicians to engage with hospitalized kids of all ages and diagnoses, allowing them to choose the “music medicine” experience that best fits their current emotional place and desired mood. 

During this time of social distance, our trained JoyRx Music specialists are engaging with young patients virtually, partnering with hospital staff to integrate live music into their existing entertainment systems or through real-time, one-on-one interactions via iPad. 

In addition, our digital platform is available on-demand 24/7 and offers instant access to exclusive artist performances, music lessons, games, and more. 

JoyRx Music Champions

A local advisory group, comprised of community members and executives from leading Austin businesses and firms, leads the way to long-term, sustainable growth of JoyRx Music in Central Texas. These extraordinary individuals join JoyRx Music brand partners Nike, The FADER, Cornerstone Agency, Anomaly, Epiphone, Atlantic Records, Columbia Records, Sonos, Entercom, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Ace Hotel, and CharityBuzz.

Meet Our JoyRx Music Champs

Become a Music Maker

We are proud to announce anchor program investments from NFP, Tito’s, Epiphone, The Donald D. Hammill Foundation, and the Clifford Antone Foundation, whose generosity is powering JoyRx Music in Austin, Texas. Find out how you or your company can make a powerful difference for seriously ill kids and teens by contacting Jack Pipkin, VP of Development, at

Mission Impact

“The JoyRx Music program has provided so much joy and comfort to our patients and families when they feel their world has been flipped upside down. From live virtual concerts in the infusion room to one-on-one music sessions with a musician via iPad, JoyRx Music provides an extremely positive coping strategy, and the perfect addition to our everyday interventions during this time of social distancing.”

Child Life Specialist
Dell Children’s Blood and Cancer Center
Austin, Texas

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