Trenton Arts at Princeton is excited to welcome Mariana Corichi Gómez as the newest member of the staff team. Corichi Gómez, Class of 2021, will join TAP as Program Associate. In this role, she will be responsible for organizing Saturday Morning Arts rehearsals, directing the Trenton Youth Singers, and working on collaborative projects ranging from the Neighborhood Music Project to Tigers in Trenton. Corichi Gómez will also serve as Choral Program Associate, supporting the Department of Music’s many choral offerings and launching the first-ever Spanish choir.
Originally from Mexico, Corichi Gómez graduated from Princeton University with a major in Music and certificates in choral/orchestral conducting, Latino studies, and music theater. A multifaceted musician, she brings to her role extensive experience in conducting, singing, composing, and teaching. For three years, she served as the conductor of Princeton Camerata, a chamber orchestra dedicated to performing new works. She has also conducted multiple choral ensembles both at school and abroad, including a performance with the Princeton Glee Club in Mexico City.
As a singer, Corichi Gómez had the pleasure of performing with the acclaimed choir, Tenebrae, as part of their Russian Treasures program. She presented her original song cycle, La Casa del Arbol: An Immigrant's Story of Loss and Forgiveness, as her senior thesis.
Last year, as a recipient of the Trenton Arts Fellowship, she served as the inaugural student leader for Trenton Youth Singers. She is also a past recipient of the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts, which is presented annually to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in performance, execution, or composition in one of the arts.
“During my year as a Trenton Arts Fellow, I loved watching both students and coaches share musical artists and traditions that brought us comfort,” said Corichi Gómez. “I'm ecstatic to finally meet all the TYS students in person and finally get to stand in a semicircle to sing together, and to support TAP as it continues to evolve.”