In this talk, Connie Greenwood will discuss her work bringing the Lullaby Project to the University of Hartford in 2015 and connecting artistic composers and professional musicians with eleven mothers from a local shelter. The project spanned three sessions: one for drafting lullabies, one for recording them in a studio and a third session to celebrate motherhood in a concert.
Through the process of writing a lullaby, the mothers engage with their babies by writing down their hopes and dreams. Through the composition process, the women and babies experience a variety of instruments, sounds, and support. At the final concert, the original lullabies are performed. The Lullaby Project has included more than 150 mothers and sometimes fathers. It is a growing movement in the United States. By sharing her experience with the Lullaby Project, Connie’s hope is to continue to connect talented composers and musicians in the Hartford area and beyond with a special community who may not have the opportunity to enter a concert hall.