The Lullaby Project in Madison
The Lullaby Project uses the creative process of songwriting to help new and expectant parents express their hopes and dreams for the future through music. The project pairs local singer-songwriters, mothers and mothers-to-be to create personal lullabies for their children, supporting maternal health, aiding child development, and strengthening the bond between parent and child.
In 2021, Overture Center brought the Lullaby Project to Madison Metropolitan School District’s School Age Parent Program (SAPAR), which provides a safe, trusting environment for pregnant and parenting students by offering smaller class sizes and individualized learning in a strong cohesive community.
Overture Center is pleased to be one of over thirty organizations across the country and the world to be a Lullaby Project partner, a program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.
OVERTURE FORUM: MOTHER’S DAY SINGALONG WITH LULLABY PROJECT
We celebrated Mother’s Day this year and the special bond of caregivers, young children and music with a free virtual concert. The concert was hosted by Overture’s Director of Education and Community Engagement Alanna Medearis and her daughters with featured musicians Laura Lamg, Dana Perry, Angela Puerta and surprise guests. Check out the replay and watch Madison musicians playing familiar singalong lullaby favorites and original songs by local parents participating in this year’s Lullaby Project. Encourage your children to dress up and play along with their own shakers, hand drums or noisemakers!
Learn about the impact of the Lullaby Project in the following personal testimony:
• Dana Perry: National musician grows through participation in Overture programs
View an online concert featuring lullabies from all over the world, including Madison:
Lullaby Project Album
Listen to the music created by the mothers, songwriters, and musicians which has been professionally arranged and recorded.
Lullaby Project Community Partners
In 2019, this collaboration began in partnership with Harambee Village Doulas, a community-based doula agency that consists of a team of trusted, compassionate women trained by the industry’s leading doula organizations. Their mission is to enhance the childbearing experience, empowering women by promoting doula support, advocating evidenced based care and providing accessible education based on the mother-centered model of maternity care.
In 2021, this partnership expanded to include Madison Metropolitan School District’s School Age Parent Program (SAPAR). SAPAR emphasizes healthy mother and child development through positive relationships while providing opportunities for empowerment and responsibility.
The Lullaby Project is supported in part by UnityPoint Health Meriter
Contact Director of Programming and Community Engagement Alanna Medearis