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School of Music faculty and students work with mothers at the Camille Graham Correctional Institution through a program called The Lullaby Project, which is a project of Carnegie Hall and their Weill Music Institute.

Musical messages of love

USC students connect incarcerated mothers and their children

Although concrete and steel bars separate babies and new mothers at Camille Graham Correctional Institution, University of South Carolina students are using music as a tool to connect families across those barriers. 

School of Music students and faculty members are helping the women write original lullabies for their little ones through The Lullaby Project, an initiative of Carnegie Hall and its Weill Music Institute. The heartfelt musical messages were professionally recorded in the school’s recital hall, and the final recordings will be shared with the women and their families. 

Hear from the mothers about bonding with their babies through music, and learn what the experience means for the School of Music community members partnering with them.