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.

Click here to read the full Daily Princetonian article.

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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Announcing the Neighborhood Project: A New Educational Initiative
Jan. 9, 2020

The new initiative builds on Princeton University Concerts’ mission to facilitate access to the world’s greatest musicians, launching with a partnership with public schools in Trenton, NJ. A collaboration with The Gustavo Dudamel Foundation and Trenton Arts at Princeton, the five-year pilot…

Trenton Youth Orchestra, Trenton Youth Singers perform holiday concert
Dec. 10, 2019

This past Saturday, the Trenton Youth Orchestra & Singers performed their annual winter concert in Rockefeller Common Room for an audience of over a 100 people.

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Violinist Stefan Jackiw, Pianist Jeremy Denk offer performances, musical insights
Nov. 11, 2019

Violinist Stefan Jackiw kicks off Princeton University Concert's new educational outreach program with a visit to the Trenton Central High School Orchestra.

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Music Man: Chen ’19 Creates — and Conducts — an Orchestra for Trenton-Area Youth
July 10, 2019

TYO Director Lou Chen '19 discusses his work with TYO and a recent violin donation made to inaugural concertmaster Melki Garcia-Perez.


PU Senior Shares Musical Knowledge With Trenton High School Students
April 3, 2019

TYO Director Lou Chen '19 discusses his journey with the orchestra and the Dudamel residency.


Dudamel! Anatomy of a cross-campus residency
March 25, 2019

An excerpt from the story, describing a private campus tour for Maestro Dudamel and his wife that was led by TYO Director Lou Chen '19:

The tiny entourage walks to the next stop, Mathey College Common Room. Chen picks up a baton and leads the 

A music lesson and a lesson in music in Trenton
Feb. 28, 2019

TYO inaugural concertmaster Melki Garcia-Perez shares his musical journey--from the Looney Tunes cartoons that cultivated his love for classical music, to his dream of someday playing in a professional orchestra.