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Trenton Arts at Princeton Celebrates Five Years
Feb. 7, 2024
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Written by Rebekah Schroeder, U.S. 1 Newspaper

Originally published by U.S. 1 Newspaper.

With Trenton Arts at Princeton, founder …

It takes a village: Projects for Peace winner Carlos Cortez ’24 and the people of Zináparo bring music and soccer to their youth
Jan. 16, 2024
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Written by Lou Chen, TAP Program Manager

Originally published by the Pace Center for Civic Engagement.

Carlos Cortez ’24 straddles two worlds.

His family is from…

TAP Wins 2023 Tiger Entrepreneur Award
Oct. 20, 2023
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Written by Jocelyne Wijaya '26, Princeton Entrepreneurship Council

Originally published by the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council.

Eight years ago, Lou Chen ’19 had a vision. Today, that vision is a reality, and has grown even larger…

Presenting: Our 2022-23 Annual Report
Sept. 11, 2023

We are excited to release our first-ever annual report, which chronicles our activities during the 2022-23 academic year and incorporates voices from the Trenton Public Schools and Princeton University. Click here to read…

Announcing the 2023/24 Trenton Arts Fellows
Sept. 7, 2023

Trenton Arts at Princeton is excited to welcome Avaneque Pennant, Charlotte Defriez, Jenia Marquez, Sydney Hwang, and Elena Milliken as the 2023/24 Trenton Arts fellows.

Each fellow will serve as the student leader for one of the four Saturday Morning Arts groups: Trenton Youth Dancers, Orchestra, Singers, and Theater. They will also…

Directing Trenton Youth Theater at PU Is “Full Circle” for Faith Iloka
Aug. 23, 2023
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Written by Anne Levin, Town Topics

Originally published by Town Topics.

LEARNING THEIR CRAFT: Through the Trenton Youth Theater, Trenton Central High School students meet weekly at Princeton University to develop their…

TAP Welcomes (Back) Faith Iloka
July 3, 2023

Trenton Arts at Princeton is excited to welcome Faith Iloka as the new director of Trenton Youth Theater (TYT), succeeding Jamie Goodwin.

Iloka is a playwright, mental health counselor, and all-around arts enthusiast. She is a proud Trenton…

Announcing the 2023 Express the Music Contest Winners
June 29, 2023
Responding to Jess Gillam and tenThing Brass Ensemble

In October 2022, saxophonist Jess Gillam participated in a mini-residency with the Neighborhood Music Project, a collaboration between Princeton University Concerts (PUC) and TAP. On October 25, she rehearsed and engaged with the Trenton Central High School (TCHS) Orchestra. The next day,…

Announcing the Joseph Pucciatti Prize for Community Engagement in the Arts
June 14, 2023

In honor of longtime Trenton Central High School (TCHS) Orchestra director Joseph Pucciatti, who recently announced his retirement, the Department of Music has established a new prize: the Joseph Pucciatti Prize for Community Engagement in the Arts. The prize will be awarded annually to a graduating Princeton University senior whose love of…

Playing With Friends: Abby Nishiwaki ’23 reflects on 4 years with the Trenton Youth Orchestra
May 19, 2023
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Written by Danielle Ranucci '23, TAP Senior Correspondent

Abby Nishiwaki ’23 has always enjoyed playing music with friends. The New York-based Princeton senior got her start in violin when she was five, but truly came to love it as a ten-year-old, when she began performing chamber music at Greenwood Music Summer Camp.

“That just opened up this whole new world for me. I was able to not only…