Songs of Solitude Turned Joyful: TYO Summer Camp Reflections
Oct. 1, 2020
Written by Cammie Lee '22, TAP Summer Correspondent

In the midst of an unprecedented summer, TAP hosted their very first summer camp for members of the Trenton Youth Orchestra (TYO), held entirely over Zoom. The camp spanned from July 11 to August 22, culminating in a summer camp celebration which featured solo and duet performances by several students, a collaborative digital performance of “

Introducing the 2020/21 Trenton Arts Fellows
Sept. 9, 2020
Written by Danielle Ranucci, TAP Online Correspondent

Trenton Arts at Princeton is pleased to introduce Jack Shigeta, Mariana Corichi Gómez, Sophie Blue, Faith Iloka and Tanaka Dunbar Ngwara as the 2020/21 Trenton Arts Fellows.

Each Trenton Arts Fellow will serve as Student Leader for one of the four Saturday…

‘Trust, inclusion, imagination’: Trenton Arts at Princeton connects and inspires
Sept. 9, 2020
Written by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications

On June 10, 2019, six days after he graduated from Princeton, Lou Chen had a big decision to make.

Feed his passion for politics and take a job in New York at the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University? Or feed his passion for music and service in a newly created position at Princeton that would build on the work he’d…

The Art of Teaching: Conversations with Trenton Educators
Aug. 31, 2020
Written by Cammie Lee '22, TAP Summer Correspondent

We often unintentionally use alienating language when we talk about the masters in the art world, describing successful artists as gifted and talented, or emphasizing how they were prodigies in their youth. While our words for artists certainly ring with praise, they also depict creativity as an exclusively innate skill--something inherited and…

Maya Keren: 2020 Trenton Arts at Princeton Music Fellow
Aug. 17, 2020
Written by Jacob Slattery, Dudamel Foundation

Composer, pianist, and vocalist Maya Keren was awarded the 2020 Trenton Arts in Princeton Music Fellowship, a new grant supported by the Dudamel Foundation which is awarded annually to Princeton University students who serve their local communities through arts and music.


Introducing Trenton Youth Theater This Fall
Aug. 3, 2020
Written by Cammie Lee '22, TAP Summer Correspondent

In Fall of 2020, TAP will introduce Trenton Youth Theater (TYT) as the newest addition to its Saturday Morning Arts program. Princeton alumnus Victoria Davidjohn ’19 will serve as Director; Princeton theater faculty

Rediscovering the Meaning of Community Through TYO
July 20, 2020
Written by Cammie Lee '22, TAP Summer Correspondent

In contemporary society, we understand “charity” as transient and transactional. However, the term was initially used to refer to the pure, radiant love one felt towards one’s community. I first became acquainted with the term charity at the beginning of high school, but wouldn’t come to fully appreciate and understand the term as a metaphor…

Processing race: navigating social media activism as a NBPOC
July 2, 2020

TYO volunteer Cammie Lee '22 reflects on a recent conversation with TYO guest artist Aaron Stokes in the context of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Click here to read the full Daily Princetonian article.

Announcing the Winners of the 2019/20 Express the Music Contest
June 25, 2020

This past year, Trenton Central High School students attended PUC performances by the violinist Stefan Jackiw and the pianist Gabriela Montero. As part of the inaugural Express the Music contest, they were encouraged to submit creative writing or visual arts responses to the performances. The winning entries can be perused

Community through a computer screen: student volunteers adjust amid COVID-19
June 14, 2020

TAP student volunteers Ashwin Mahadevan ’22 and Jack Shigeta ’23 reflect on how their work has changed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here to read the full Daily Princetonian article.