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 maternal health and child bonds with pregnant women and new mothers experiencing housing insecurity and other challenging life situations. Together with musicians from the Oregon Symphony and local singer-songwriters, mothers and mothers-to-be are creating personal lullabies for their children, expressing their hopes and dreams for the future.

The music created by the mothers, songwriters, and musicians will be showcased in a special community performance at The Old Church on April 25, 2019, which will recorded and posted on this page after the concert. Check back soon for details about reserving tickets.

See the Lullaby Project in Action

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.

Listen to the Lullabies

You can learn more about the Lullaby Project by listening to an interview with project participants on OPB’s Think Out Loud.

For more information, contact Monica Hayes, education and community programs director.



Oregon Symphony Musicians

Inés Voglar Belgique, violin
Jennifer Arnold, viola
Avery Waite, cello
Zachariah Galatis, flute
Peter Frajola, guitar


Bre Gregg
Naomi LaViolette
Stephanie Schneiderman
LaRhonda Steele
Marianna Thielen and Reece Marshburn
Anna Tivel
Edna Vazquez

Partner Organizations

Portland Homeless Family Solutions

Storms Family Foundation

The Old Church Concert Hall

Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute