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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 child 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.

Public Registration

For the first time, the Lullaby Project is being offered to the public at no cost. In an online, one-on-one session, new parents will write and sing personal lullabies for their babies under the guidance of a professional musician.

Please note that completion of the registration form does not guarantee acceptance in the program. Capacity is very limited, and participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration Opens: June 10


Contact Us

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

Hopes & Dreams The Lullaby Project

Album Release: Hopes & Dreams

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.

Lullaby in Action

A selection of songs performed by families and teaching artists as a part of the ongoing project’s concerts and events. For more videos, visit Carnegie Hall's Lullaby Project on YouTube.

For more audio recordings, visit Carnegie Hall's Lullaby Project SoundCloud.

Lullaby Project: My Beautiful Young Man by Janayha (with Juana in Bronx, New York)

You’ll be strong, and all I want you to be is someone special
Sweet and kind, brilliant mind with a heart full of gold
As I grow old, I’ll watch you blossom into a beautiful young man
As I grow old, I’ll see how much you’ve grown


Through national and international partnerships, the Lullaby Project supports families across the country and the world.

317 Main Community Music Center (Yarmouth, ME)
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Thessaloniki, Greece)
Associazione Musicians for Human Rights (Rome, Italy)
Austin Classical Guitar (Austin, TX)
Bay Chamber Concerts (Rockport, ME)
Center in the Square (Roanoke, VA)
The Cleveland Orchestra (Cleveland, Ohio)
University of Colorado Boulder (Boulder, CO)
Connecting the Dots in Music (Adelaide, Australia)
The Corporation of Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall (Toronto, Canada)
El Sistema Greece (Athens, Greece)
Fèis Rois (Dingwall, UK)
Flint School of Performing Arts (Flint, MI)
Grandes Oyentes (Madrid, Spain)
Harbor House (Madison, WI)
Humanidad Compartida (Santiago, Chile)
Instruments of Change (Vancouver, Canada)
Irene Taylor Trust (London, UK)
Keys to Life (Hiland Mountain Correctional Center) (Eagle River, AK)
Kultur i Väst (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Luna Tierra Birth Center (El Paso, TX)
Melodic Connections (Cincinnati, OH))
Memorial University (St. John’s, Canada)
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (Milwaukee, WI)
New Zealand Opera (Auckland, New Zealand)
Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago, IL)
Operasonic (Newport, UK)
Oregon Symphony (Portland, OR)
Overture Center for the Arts (Madison, WI)
Palaver Strings (Portland, ME)
Reno Philharmonic / Note-Able Music Therapy Services (Reno, NV)
SCL Health (Billings, MT)
Scrag Mountain Music (Marshfield, VT)
Scully's Singing Stories (Geelong, Australia)
Seattle Symphony Orchestra (Seattle, WA)
Superar (Bratislava, Slovakia)
Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)
VocalEssence (Minneapolis, MN)
Walla Walla Symphony (Walla Walla, WA)
Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)

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, 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, and the Department of Correction in partnership with the Office of the Manhattan Borough President.

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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