September 25, 2022

The Lullaby Project

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The Lullaby Project is an innovative community-based initiative from the Weill Music Institute of Carnegie Hall. The project brings together pregnant women and new mothers with professional artists to write personal lullabies for their babies. During the lullaby creation process, parents express their hopes and dreams for their child through letter writing, reflection, and the creation of personal lyrics. Through this collaboration, the project strengthens the bond between parent and child. It supports maternal health and wellbeing, which in turn positively impacts child development. 

Launched in New York City in 2011, the Lullaby Project now reaches mothers in a wide range of settings such as hospitals, homeless shelters, foster care, and correctional facilities. It has extended across the country and internationally, enabling partner organizations around the globe to identify needs and to support families in their own communities.  The Lullaby Project is a highly significant initiative towards understanding the needs of both participant groups and musicians. This in turn enables a feeling of accomplishment, encouraging behavioral engagement on both professional and personal levels, while nurturing a wider and more positive approach towards life perspectives and opportunities. It reflects an understanding of the community it serves through its flexible and easily adaptable model. To date, thousands of mothers have participated in the project, meaning that the Lullaby Project now represents a community in itself — a community built around fundamental key features and connected by a profound sense of sharing, caring, and healing through music. The Lullaby Project strives to reach mothers in need wherever they may be – whether in correctional facilities, hospitals, or on Zoom!

Learn more at www.carnegiehall.org/Education/Programs/Lullaby-Project

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