The Lullaby Project, part of Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections program, creates musical experiences for women facing pregnancy in their teenage years or while homeless or incarcerated. The project invites participants to work with professional artists to write a personal lullaby for their babies, strengthening the bond between parent and child. Now extending across the country, the Lullaby Project enables partner organizations to support families in their own communities.
This project is part of Musical Connections, which offers concerts, creative projects, and long-term residencies across veterans, healthcare, and adult and juvenile settings.
Lead support is provided by the Brooke Astor One-Year Fund for New York City Education.
Major funding for Musical Connections is provided by MetLife Foundation and the Heineman Foundation for Research, Education, Charitable, and Scientific Purposes.
Additional support has been provided, in part, by Ameriprise Financial.
Public support for Musical Connections is provided by the New York City Departments of Homeless Services and Probation, and by the New York City Council Members Fernando Cabrera, Annabel Palma, and Daniel Dromm.
Each Lullaby Project is compact in order to respond to participant and partner staff needs, with three creative interactions.
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Musical Connections artists also take part in a yearlong professional development program that provides the artists with the time and resources needed to prepare them to be effective facilitators and collaborators.
Evaluation plans are formed in parallel with project design. It’s imperative to be able to demonstrate the larger impact of this work and discuss its specific successes and challenges.
The musical form of a lullaby is a perfect medium to express the hopes, fears, and dreams of a parent for a child. Enjoy these lullabies from the Musical Connections Lullaby Project. For more audio recordings, please visit Carnegie Hall's Lullaby Project SoundCloud.
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