The Lullaby Project

The Lullaby Project, a program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) pairs pregnant women and new mothers with songwriters to write, record, and perform a personal lullaby. These lullabies cover a wide range of musical genres and styles, and encapsulate participants’ personal experiences with motherhood – featuring lyrics and melodies full of raw emotion, vulnerability, and love. The Lullaby Project currently takes place at Jessie’s – The June Callwood Centre for Young Women.

Each year, 12-16 young mothers, with varying levels of musical experience, take this journey with us. Each song is professionally recorded and performed in an end-of-year celebration for family and friends. Previous songwriters involved in the Lullaby Project include Peter Katz, Liz Lokre, Mappe Of, Tanika Charles, Murray Foster, Cathy Nostay, Carlie Howell, and Lis Soderberg; and recordings feature performances from Christine Bougie, Alanna Stuart, Adam Warner, Adrian X, Shawnee, and many more.

To learn more or to inquire about bringing a Lullaby Project to your organization, please contact us.


The Lullaby Project is an international program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.