Announcing the 2022 Express the Music Contest Winners
Aug. 17, 2022
Written by Lou Chen, TAP Program Manager
Responding to cellist Sheku and pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason

In April 2022, cellist Sheku and pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason participated in a mini-residency with the Neighborhood Music Project. On April 27, the Trenton Youth Orchestra, which is made up of Trenton Central High School (TCHS) students and Princeton University student volunteers,…

TAP Welcomes Nancy Agosto
Aug. 16, 2022
Written by Lou Chen, TAP Program Manager

Trenton Arts at Princeton is excited to welcome Nancy Agosto as our inaugural program coordinator. Agosto graduated from Muhlenberg College in 2022 with a B.A. in art history and Latin American & Caribbean studies and a minor in studio art. During her time at Muhlenberg, she conducted two independent research projects. The first regarded…

TAP Welcomes Solon Snider Sway
July 11, 2022
Written by Lou Chen, TAP Program Manager

Trenton Arts at Princeton is excited to welcome Solon Snider Sway as the new director of Trenton Youth Singers, succeeding Mariana Corichi Gómez. Snider Sway is…

Princeton’s Ties and Collaborations in Trenton Are Expanding
June 1, 2022
Written by Julie Bonette, Princeton Alumni Weekly

Originally published by Princeton Alumni Weekly.

Princetonians increasingly connect with schools and service groups to expand college access and more

When arts enthusiast Lou Chen ’19 was a Princeton freshman, he had…

The Kanneh-Masons Return to Trenton
May 20, 2022
Written by Danielle Ranucci '23, TAP Senior Correspondent

Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason were back. The two musicians had previously spoken with Trenton music students in November 2020, over Zoom. On April 28, a day after their Princeton University Concerts debut, the renowned sibling duo traveled to Trenton Central High…

A Tempo: Musical Siblings Share Stories of Pandemic Performances, Family Music with Students
April 28, 2022
Written by Rachel Katz, WWFM

Check out this radio segment by WWFM's A Tempo covering Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason's recent visit to Trenton Central High School.

"Getting Comfortable with Discomfort": Pianist Conrad Tao and Dancer Caleb Teicher Visit TCHS
Dec. 6, 2021
Written by Mariana Corichi Gómez, TAP Program Associate

On November 3, Trenton Central High School students trickled into the school auditorium for their regular 10:00am dance class. On this particular morning, they were greeted by two special guests: pianist Conrad Tao and dancer Caleb Teicher. As the students situated themselves on the stage floor, Tao and Teicher warmed up in anticipation of…

Responding to the Needs of the World
Nov. 23, 2021
Written by Gwen McNamara, Pace Center Communications Specialist

Originally published by the Pace Center. What follows are excerpts from the original article, highlighting award-winners affiliated with the TAP community.

Each year, the John H. Pace, Jr. ’39 Center for Civic Engagement honors students and community…

In season of gratitude, Mariana Corichi Gómez ’21 spreads glee to Trenton students through music
Nov. 22, 2021
Written by Jeff Labrecque, Development Communications

Originally published by the Princeton University Alumni Association.

Early on Saturday, Mariana Corichi Gómez ’21 stands by a bus in Trenton, notebook in hand as students from Trenton Central High School and Hedgepeth-Williams Middle…

A Rehearsal With Violist Jordan Bak
Oct. 27, 2021
Written by Danielle Ranucci '23, TAP Senior Correspondent

On October 4, the Trenton Central High School Orchestra sat down to rehearse for a concert they would perform at the end of the month. But at this rehearsal, something was different. Acclaimed violist Jordan Bak sat down to play alongside them.

Bak is a member of the celebrated New York Classical Players and a featured artist for WQXR…