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Lullaby Project

in memory of Doris Cecilia Storms

The Lullaby Project – conceived by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute – uses the creative process of songwriting to improve well-being and child bonds with new parents experiencing housing insecurity and other challenging life situations. Together with musicians from the Oregon Symphony and local singer-songwriters, parents and parents-to-be are creating personal lullabies for their children, expressing their hopes and dreams for the future.


In 2018, this collaboration began as part of the Sounds of Home community initiative, and is staged in close partnership with Portland Homeless Family Solutions (PHFS), a nonprofit organization that empowers homeless families with children to get back into stable, long-term housing. This is the beginning of a program we plan on developing and growing over the years.

For more information, contact Monica Hayes, Hank Swigert director, learning and community engagement programs.

Listen to the Lullabies

Photos by Richard Kolbell


2020 Lullaby Artists

Oregon Symphony Musicians

Inés Voglar Belgique, violin
Peter Frajola, guitar & violin
Zach Galatis, flute
Nicole Haywood, bassoon
Jason Schooler, double bass


Crystal Akins
Bre Gregg
Gabriel Kahane
Naomi LaViolette
Stephanie Schneiderman
LaRhonda Steele
Marianna Thielen
Anna Tivel
Beth Wood

Partner Organizations

Portland Homeless Family Solutions

Storms Family Foundation

The Old Church Concert Hall

Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute