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.

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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.

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10 Tips for Teaching Music through Distance Learning
June 1, 2020
Written by Sunghae Anna Lim, Faculty Fellow, Trenton Youth Orchestra

In collaboration with the Gustavo Dudamel Foundation

This year, musicians have adapted with impressive speed to online teaching platforms.  While challenging, the new parameters compel us to take a fresh look at teaching, and provide opportunities for us to become better educators, both online and in person.

Here is…

In conversation with Trenton seniors: The importance of music and the arts
April 28, 2020

TYO volunteer Cammie Lee '22 talks with a group of TYO seniors about their favorite memories in TYO and their thoughts on music in general.

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Building Bridges with Music: Ruth Ochs Honored with Community Engagement Award
Jan. 21, 2020

TYO Faculty Advisor Ruth Ochs receives the Pace Center's Community Engagement Award for her working connecting the campus and local community through music.

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