Colorado Lullaby Project

Program Contact

Jeffrey Nytch

Assoc. Professor

jeff.nytch@colorado.edu

303.735.1272

The Colorado Lullaby Project (CLP) is a community engagement program in the College of Music. CU Boulder student musicians are trained by qualified teaching artists to engage with new and expectant parents to create original lullabies parents can share with their children and families. The CLP also collaborates with the Renée Crown Wellness Institute to conduct research on the impact of the lullabies on the families who create them.

The program is offered during the Fall and Spring semesters of the academic year. Each semester a new cohort of teaching artists and families are assembled. Families are recruited via community partners such as Colorado Childrens Hospital, Boulder Community Health, and other organizations serving new and expectant parents.

There is no fee to participate, though pre-enrollment screening will be required. Sessions with teaching artists typically consist of 2-3 hours over the course of 1 or 2 weekends. Teaching artists will then record two versions of each lullaby — one with a singer and one with only an instrumental track (a “karaoke” track for parent to sing along to if they choose). These recordings are delivered to families by the end of the semester.

Some semesters the College of Music may also organize a public concert of selected lullabies, with the permission of participating families.

  • Fall 2021 Lullaby Project

    Location

    Online Resource

    Dates

    8/23/2021 - 12/3/2021

    Public or Private

    Private Program (by request only or for a specific audience or group)

    Program Fee

    Not Applicable

    Additional Info

    This Fall the Colorado Lullaby Project will be recruiting a new cohort of teaching artists and families to participate in this newest offering.

  • Spring '21 Lullaby Project

    Location

    In Colorado

    Boulder

    Dates

    1/12/2021 - 5/7/2021

    Public or Private

    Private Program (by request only or for a specific audience or group)

    Program Fee

    Not Applicable

    Additional Info

    This spring we offered the Lullaby Project through a College of Music special studies course, engaging 12 students and 24 families in a remote venue. Families throughout the greater Denver-Boulder area were engaged.

  • Pilot Lullaby Project

    Location

    Online Resource

    Dates

    1/15/2020 - 7/1/2020

    Public or Private

    Private Program (by request only or for a specific audience or group)

    Program Fee

    No charge to attend/participate in activity or program

    Additional Info

    Pilot project of the Colorado Lullaby Project in collaboration with the Renée Crown Wellness Institute. 40 families served via a remote program reaching new parents throughout Colorado and several other U.S. states.

Sponsoring Units

  • College of Music

Program Partners

  • Renée Crown Wellness Institute
  • Boulder Community Health
  • Colorado Childrens Hospital

Audiences Served

  • Families
  • Minority Group(s)
  • Socio-Economic Disadvantaged