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
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
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…

“Where the Mind Goes, a Flavor is Born”: Ragamala Dance Company Visits Trenton
March 21, 2023
Written by Lou Chen, TAP Program Manager

Last Thursday, March 16, Ragamala Dance Company visited Trenton Central High School for a special masterclass with students from the dance department. The previous night, Ragamala performed their “Fires of Varanasi” program at McCarter Theatre

Nancy Agosto: A Princeton-Trenton Story
March 20, 2023
Written by Heather O'Donovan, Department of Music

Originally published by the Department of Music.

It’s Friday morning and Nancy Agosto has just joined our Zoom. We’d been planning to meet for weeks, but delays pushed our meeting date back again and again. Unfazed, Agosto responded to…

Trenton Makes Musical Theater: Thoughts on Trenton Central High School's The Wiz
March 8, 2023
Written by Lou Chen, TAP Program Manager

When the pandemic struck in winter 2020, the arts were deeply injured. Theaters closed their doors, concerts were canceled, and artists were sidelined. Among the greatest artistic casualties in our community was Trenton Central High School’s long-awaited musical theater production of The Wiz, which was meant to celebrate the high…

Trenton Youth Singers Perform at Alumni Day
March 1, 2023

Last Saturday, the Trenton Youth Singers performed at Alumni Day, an annual mid-winter gathering on campus that brings together Princeton alumni from across the world. Taking place in Jadwin Gymnasium, the event featured an audience of over 1,000 alumni, faculty, staff, students, and guests. This was the choir's first time performing at an…