Travis Marcum is ACG Education Director and Director of Music & Healing. Since 2015 he has run ACG’s Lullaby Project, a collaboration with Carnegie Hall through which our teaching artists are paired with a mom (mostly), in a shelter, hospital, prison, or with a social service partner, to write a personal song for her child or children.

The artist and mom spend hours together, usually over the course of about a month, talking and writing about hopes, dreams, and fears. The resulting ideas are distilled into lyrics, and the song is made.

In this very special edition of Let’s Listen, Travis introduces us to some of his favorite lullabies from the past five years.

If you love this project and these beautiful songs, check out ACG Watch Party: Sing me a Lullaby. Travis is joined by ACG Executive Director Matt Hinsley, and two of our Lullaby artists Arnold Yzaguirre and Claudia Chapa to watch and discuss the 2015 KLRU TV special Sing Me A Lullaby, made about ACG Education and our Lullaby Project. The watch party will even include a new performance by Arnold and Claudia together.

And if you enjoyed this Let’s Listen experience, here are a few more in the series:

Let’s Listen: Friendship
Let’s Listen: Guitar+Dance=Joy
Let’s Listen: Grisha