The Lullaby Project

The Lullaby Project pairs new and expectant parents with songwriters to write, record, and perform a personal lullaby.

The Lullaby Project, a Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) program, captures the participants’ personal experiences with motherhood – featuring lyrics and melodies full of raw emotion, vulnerability, and love. Each year 12-16 parents with varying levels of musical experiences take this journey with us. Previous songwriters involved in the Lullaby Project include Peter Katz, Liz Lokre, Mappe Of, Tanika Charles, Murray Foster, Cathy Nosaty, Carlie Howell, and Lis Soderberg; and recordings feature performances from Christine Bougie, Alanna Stuart, Adam Warner, Adrian X, Shawnee, and many more.

With three community partners, the Lullaby Project at Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall has helped more than 40 families write a lullaby. Listen to our lullabies on YouTube and Soundcloud below.

What do our parents say:
“Putting those dreams and thoughts into song is a tool I can use to help bring those thoughts along with me, even after the baby has been born. It's also a wonderful tool to communicate to my child later in life what I wished for them before they were even born and let them know how much they were wanted and loved. I see the lullaby as a potential time capsule of all these ambitions and hopes I have for my child.”