The Lullaby Project pairs pregnant women and new mothers with professional artists to write and sing personal lullabies for their babies, supporting maternal health, aiding child development, and strengthening the bond between parent and child. In New York City, the project reaches mothers in hospitals, homeless shelters, schools, and at Rikers Island Correctional Facility. Extending across the country and through several international pilot programs, the Lullaby Project enables partner organizations to support families in their own communities.
On April 20, 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.
Through national and international partnerships, the Lullaby Project supports families across the country and the world.
Austin Classical Guitar (TX)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (MD)
Bay Chamber Concerts (ME)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra (IL)
El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services (NC)
El Sistema Greece (Athens, Greece)
Flint School of Performing Arts (MI)
Hiland Mountain Correctional Center (AK)
Instruments of Change (Vancouver, Canada)
Irene Taylor Trust/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (London, UK)
Leeward Community College (HI)
Notes with a Purpose (NV)
Old Town School of Folk Music (IL)
Oregon Symphony (OR)
Palaver Strings (MA)
Seattle Symphony Orchestra (WA)
The Corporation of Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall (Toronto, Canada)
The Music Settlement (OH)
Vero Beach Museum of Art (FL)
Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)
Families with infants and young children are invited to learn and sing traditional bedtime tunes in free Lullaby Song Circle events across New York City.