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As part of a commitment to generating new knowledge, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute commissions exploratory papers and research on its programs. These publications inform Carnegie Hall’s own programs and are also available as a resource to artists, organizations, and peers.

Making a Joyful Noise

What role does music play in building a world in which young families thrive? This 2020 report from WolfBrown and the Bernard van Leer Foundation highlights the value, impact, and potential of sustainable music programs around the world.

Learn more about the Lullaby Project and Family Events.

Evaluation of the NeON Arts Program

This 2018 study conducted by independent evaluators Westat and Metis Associates assesses the implementation of NeON Arts and the effects of the initiative on young people, the communities served by the program, and the government and other agencies involved in the program.

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Lullaby: Being Together, Being Well

A 2017 research paper by Dr. Dennie Palmer Wolf highlights the ways in which the Lullaby Project helps families come together and imagine a positive future for their children, as well as how writing lullabies can support a longer process of communication and connection.

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Why Making Music Matters

Carnegie Hall commissioned this 2016 paper from Dr. Dennie Palmer Wolf, whose research shows that investing in children early is critical to healthy development and a successful future, and how music can play a role in everyday interactions that support growth.

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Our Voices Count

This 2014 research paper discusses the potential effects of two choral music-making projects offered by Carnegie Hall in secure juvenile detention facilities in New York City.

Learn more about Future Music Project.

May the Songs I Have Written Speak for Me

Written by WolfBrown in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, this 2012 paper is a major investigation of music’s potential to contribute to the lives of young people in juvenile justice settings.

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Research conducted in partnership with Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute in collaboration with New York City's Administration for Children's Services.

This project was supported in part by an award from the Research: Art Works program at the National Endowment for the Arts: Grant# 13-3800-7014.

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