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Lullaby Project

The Lullaby Project pairs pregnant women and new mothers and fathers with professional artists to write and sing personal lullabies for their babies, supporting maternal health, aiding childhood development, and strengthening the bond between parent and child. In New York City, the project reaches parents in healthcare settings, homeless shelters, high schools, foster care, and correctional facilities. Extending across the country and around the world, the Lullaby Project enables partner organizations to support families in their own communities.

The Lullaby Project offers free resources for families with babies and toddlers. Explore our collection of activities, videos, playlists, and more.

Ages: Caregivers and Babies
Available for Families and Partners: NYC, Nationally, and Internationally
Partnership Opportunities: Nonprofit Organizations, City Agencies, Teaching Artists, and Community Organizations
Season: School Year

Lullaby Project Voices with Simone

Meet Simone, an NYC-based mom who wrote a loving and personal song for her child as part of Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project.

Hopes & Dreams The Lullaby Project

Album Release: Hopes & Dreams

In April 2018, Decca Gold (Universal Music Group) released an album of original lullabies written by Lullaby Project participants and performed by leading artists, including Fiona Apple, the Brentano String Quartet, Lawrence Brownlee, Rosanne Cash, Joyce DiDonato, Janice Freeman, Rhiannon Giddens, Angélique Kidjo, Patti LuPone, Natalie Merchant, Dianne Reeves, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Pretty Yende, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The recording was produced by Glen Roven, Ira Yuspeh, and Mitch Yuspeh. The album is available from the Carnegie Hall Shop and other online retailers.

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Lullaby in Action

Hear Lullaby Project stories and songs through recordings, concerts, and events. For videos, visit Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project on YouTube. For audio recordings, visit Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project SoundCloud.

Research and Evaluation

As part of a commitment to sharing knowledge and new findings, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute commissions and participates in exploratory papers and research on its programs.


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Through national and international partnerships, the Lullaby Project supports families across the country and around the world. Partners receive support from Carnegie Hall as they adapt the program to best suit the needs of their communities. Discover our current roster of national and international partners.

Are you interested in becoming a Lullaby Project partner? Contact lullabyproject@carnegiehall.org.

Family Newsletter

Lead support for Lullaby Project is provided by Nicola and Beatrice Bulgari, The ELMA Music Foundation (U.S.), William Penn Foundation, and an anonymous donor.

Ameriprise Financial

Major funding is provided by Ameriprise Financial, Ardian US Foundation, MetLife Foundation, and Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

Additional support has been provided by JMCMRJ Sorrell Foundation and Mary Anne Huntsman Morgan and The Huntsman Foundation.

Public support has been provided by the NYC Health+Hospitals Arts in Medicine Department, with support from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund. Additional support is provided by the Manhattan Borough President and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

The Weill Music Institute's programs are made available to a nationwide audience, in part, by an endowment grant from the Citi Foundation.

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